Malaysian Architecture – Kuala Lumpur Buildings

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post updated 5 August 2021

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Architecture in Malaysia

We select the key examples of Malaysian Architecture. We aim to include buildings that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Malaysia. The focus is on contemporary Malaysian buildings but information on traditional Malaysian buildings is also welcome.

We have 1 page of Malaysian Architecture selections with links to many project pages.

Malaysian Architecture News

Malaysia Architectural News arranged chronologically:

19 Jun 2017
Amari Johor Bahru Hotel
Design: FBEYE International Architects
Amari Hotel Johor Bahru |
image courtesy of architects firm
Amari Johor Bahru Hotel Building

23 Apr 2014
Sports Village in Medini
Architects: Keppie Design
Sports Village Malaysian Architecture
image from architects practice
Sports Village in Malaysia
Leading UK-based architectural practice Keppie has completed the detailed design for a new £40million sports development in Malaysia on behalf of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the Government of Malaysia’s strategic investment fund.

24 Sep 2013
Tanjung Aru Eco Development
Design: Benoy, Architects
Tanjung Aru Eco Development Malaysian Architecture
image from architecture office
Tanjung Aru Eco Malaysia
Benoy, is behind the latest project set to transform the city of Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia. The plans for Tanjung Aru Eco Development were announced by the Chief Minister of Sabah at the Malaysia Day Golden Jubilee celebration on 16 September, emphasising the importance of the scheme to regenerate the area for future generations.

‘Foster + Partners: the Art of Architecture’, Galeri PETRONAS, Kuala Lumpur
7 Mar – 12 May 2013
Foster + Partners Architecture Exhibition
image from Foster + Partners
Architecture Exhibition Malaysia
Arranged around the themes of infrastructure, high-rise, urban design, history and culture – all within the context of a sustainable agenda – the works on display highlight the incredible diversity of the practice’s work. Details of a number of new projects underway in Malaysia will be revealed, including Arcoris Mont’Kiara and IB Tower, a 58-storey tower in the heart of Kuala Lumpur City Centre.

8 Nov 2012
Runnymede Development, Penang, north west Malaysia
Design: GDP Architects
Runnymede Penang Development Malaysian Architecture
image from Web Structures
Runnymede Development
International engineering consultancy Web Structures has been appointed to help create a £60 million development in Malaysia that includes restoring the site of Sir Stamford Raffles’ historic home to all its former glory. The Runnymede masterplan in Georgetown, Penang will see the creation of a stylish mixed development of offices, retail, houses and luxury apartments as well as a top hotel.

19 Apr 2012
The Spiral
Design: Marra + Yeh Architects
The Spiral Building Malaysia
photograph : Brett Boardman
The Spiral Malaysia
Connecting three levels of a multi-generational home the spiral concerns both the poetic and the pragmatic. The skill and delicate craft of traditional boat builders was enlisted to build the curving tapering form. The spiral contains the freedom of our movements, addressing the interaction of people with their environment, a vessel to enrich our daily rituals.

10 Apr 2012
Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, western Malaysia

Design: Spark
Starhill Gallery Building
photo : Lin Ho
Starhill Gallery Malaysia
This building is perhaps Kuala Lumpur’s most iconic shopping mall, featuring an array of luxury shops and fine dining restaurants. Spark’s design proposal dealt with the reinvention of the existing façade of the building facing Bukit Bintang.

9 Nov 2011
Angkasa Raya, Kuala Lumpur, western Malaysia
Design: Ole Scheeren
Angkasa Raya Tower Malaysian Architecture
image © Buro-OS
Angkasa Raya Malaysian Building
Internationally acclaimed architect unveils designs for landmark tower building in Kuala Lumpur. Ole Scheeren, the architect behind one of the most iconic buildings of the 21st century, the CCTV headquarters in Beijing, revealed his design for a new landmark tower in the heart of the city. The 268 m tall tower will stand as a symbol of the diverse and multi-cultural society in Malaysia.

Malaysian Building – Recent Designs

29 Sep 2011
GCD Media Village, Medini, central Malaysia
Design: Broadway Malyan
GCD Media Village in Medini - Malaysian Architecture
picture from architect
GCD Media Village

11 Nov 2010
One Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur
One Mont Kiara Kuala Lumpur
photo © Milk Photographie
One Mont Kiara Malaysian Building

16 Sep 2010
Pod Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur, western Malaysia
Studio Nicoletti Associati
POD Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
picture from architect
Pod Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

Malaysian Architecture

Major Malaysian Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

Bird Island Zero-Energy Home – Rafflesia House, Sentul Park, Kuala Lumpur, western Malaysia
Zoka Zola Architecture + Urban Design
Bird Island Zero-Energy Home
picture from architect
Bird Island Design

Bird Island Project, Kuala Lumpur, western Malaysia
Bird Island Project Malaysian Architecture
image from architect
Bird Island Malaysia

Damai Suria, Kuala Lumpur

Eric Parry Architects
Damai Suria Malaysia
photo from Eric Parry Architects re Edinburgh exhibition, 2004

Grand Hyatt Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo
Major Malaysian skyscraper: 40 storeys – 5-star hotel + mixed use development

Jalan Ampang Hilir, Kuala Lumpur

Eric Parry Architects

Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Kisho Kurokawa

Menara Mesiniaga tower, Kuala Lumpur
Ken Yeang

Penang Global City Centre – twin towers, northwestern Malaysia
Asymptote Architecture
Penang Global City Centre - Malaysian Architecture
picture from architect
Malaysia Building

Penang Global City Centre – masterplan, northwestern Malaysia
Atelier Seraji

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lampur
Cesar Pelli
Petronas Towers Malaysia
photo © Tom Ravenscroft
Petronas Towers : 452m – 1483 ft
Sears Tower was the world’s tallest building for 25 years. Beaten in 1998 by these Malaysian skyscrapers. Petronas Towers lost the title in 2004 when Taipei 101 became the tallest building. Link : Cesar Pelli

Petronas University of Technology building, Tronoh, Perak, northern Malaysia
Foster & Partners with GDP Architects
Malaysian University Building
photo : Nigel Young_Foster + Partners
Malaysian University Building

Putrajaya Waterfront development, Kuala Lumpur
Studio Nicoletti Associati with: Hijjas Kasturi Associates
Kuala Lumpur Development
picture from architect
Kuala Lumpur Development : Malaysian architecture competition, 1st prize

The Troika, Kuala Lumpur
Foster + Partners with GDP Architects
The Troika Kuala Lumpur
image : Foster + Partners
The Troika buildings

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