LERA led the structural design of this mega-tall development. The 2,228-ft (679 m), 118-story crystalline-like tower creates a new centerpiece of this historically significant site, where Malaysian independence was declared in 1957. Topped by a dual-level observation deck, a restaurant and a 17-story, 6-star hotel, the tower also contains 83 floors of office space, with a massive podium at its base offering retail, dining and conference space. Merdeka 118 has become the second tallest building in the world, offering striking panoramic views of Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding region.
The building’s faceted design highlights its structural pathways, resulting in a pattern of triangular shapes reminiscent of those found in traditional Malaysian arts and crafts.
LERA provided Concept Phase through Design Development phase services, followed by peer review and select CA services.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB)
Fender Katsalidis Architects