LERA is the structural engineer for this mega-tall development. The crystalline-like tower, more than 600 m in height, will form the centerpiece of the 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 118-story tower will also contain 83 floors of office space, with a massive podium at its base offering retail, dining and conference space. Anticipated to be among the top 10 tallest buildings in the world upon completion, PNB 118 will offer 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 is providing 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