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Kuala Lumpur Architecture Photos
Photographs of Key Building Developments in Malaysia, Asia
post updated 11 Jan 2021 ; 4 Sep 2009
Kuala Lumpur Building Pictures
Photos taken by Tom Ravenscroft for e-architect
8 Sep 2009
Key Buildings, alphabetical:
Date built: 1982-84
Design: Arkitek MAA and BEP Akitek
The Dayabumi Complex is a major landmark in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It houses several commercial facilities and is one of the earliest skyscrapers in the city.
Height: 157 m
Owner: KLCC Property Holdings
Architect: Nik Mohammed
Petronas Twin Towers
Date built: 1998
Design: Cesar Pelli
Petronas Towers : tallest twin towers in the world
The Petronas Towers (Malay: Menara Petronas, or Menara Berkembar Petronas), are twin skyscrapers in KL. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)’s official definition and ranking, they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 when they were surpassed by Taipei 101.
The Petronas Towers remain the tallest twin towers in the world. The buildings are a landmark of KL and remain the tallest buildings in Kuala Lumpur.
Suria KLCC shopping complex
Date built: 1999
This is a shopping mall at the base of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur City Centre. The mall offers views of KLCC Park and Lake Symphony.
The mall’s floor plan is crescent-shaped. On the concourse level, an entrance to the Light Rail Transit (LRT) is available at the Ampang end.
Sultan Abdul Samad Building
Date built: 1897
Design: A.C. Norman
The building was originally designed by A.C. Norman and his assistant R. A. J. Bidwell in a Classical Renaissance style, but Spooner disliked the design. It was then reworked by Bidwell under Spooner’s guidance in a style variously described as Indo-Saracenic, Neo-Mughal, or Moorish.
Later A. B. Hubback also worked on it. The actual design is to a large extent the work of R. A. J. Bidwell, with some contributions from A. B. Hubback who also designed the fixtures of the building.
Kuala Lumpur Tower
Date built: 1995
Design: Kumpulan Senireka Sdn. Bhd
Date built: 1988
Design: Hijjas Kasturi Associates
Tallest building before Twin Towers
Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Wilayah Persekutuan
Location: Kuala Lumpur, western Malaysia, South East Asia
Contemporary Malaysian Architecture
Malaysian Architecture Designs – chronological list
Also in this series: Singapore Architecture Photographs by Tom Ravenscroft
Malaysian Architecture – Selection:
Penang Global City Centre – twin towers, northwestern Malaysia
Design: Asymptote Architecture
Petronas University of Technology building, Tronoh, Perak, northern Malaysia
Design: Foster & Partners with GDP Architects
Malaysian University Building
Putrajaya Waterfront development, Kuala Lumpur
Design: Studio Nicoletti Associati with: Hijjas Kasturi Associates
Kuala Lumpur Development : Malaysian architecture competition, 1st prize
The Troika, Kuala Lumpur
Design: Foster + Partners with GDP Architects
The Troika buildings
KL Buildings Photos © Tom Ravenscroft
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