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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:

Dayabumi Complex
Date built: 1982-84
Design: Arkitek MAA and BEP Akitek
Dayabumi Complex Kuala Lumpur Dayabumi Complex
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
Floors: 36
Owner: KLCC Property Holdings
Architect: Nik Mohammed

Petronas Twin Towers
Date built: 1998
Design: Cesar Pelli
Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur Petronas Twin Towers
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

Suria KLCC Suria KLCC
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
Sultan Abdul Samad Building Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Samad Building
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
Kuala Lumpur Tower

Maybank Tower
Date built: 1988
Design: Hijjas Kasturi Associates
Maybank Tower Kuala Lumpur Maybank Tower
Tallest building before Twin Towers

Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Wilayah Persekutuan
Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur Shangri-La Hotel

Location: Kuala Lumpur, western Malaysia, Southeast Asia

Malaysia Buildings

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Also in this series: Singapore Architecture Photographs by Tom Ravenscroft

Malaysian Architecture – Selection:

Penang Global City Centre – twin towers, northwestern Malaysia
Design: Asymptote Architecture
Malaysia Building

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

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