Kuala Lumpur Signature Tower, Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur Signature Tower
International Financial District, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The proposed Kuala Lumpur International Financial District (KLIFD) is located two kilometres to the south-east of the Petronas Towers and city centre, and immediately adjacent to the shopping and entertainment centre of Bukit Bintang.
Oriented directly towards Bukit Bintang and the city centre, the tower will act as a powerful beacon for the entire development. It will be an integral and iconic element within the city fabric, defining its character and providing a focus for its diverse functions. Our approach is to respond to these opportunities with a powerful statement of aspiration and growth, which will contribute to the vitality and functionality of this important pedestrian link.
To breakdown the visual and social scale of the building we have expressed it as a series of vertically stacked ‘villages’. This creates a differentiation and a sense of identity in the tower. Between each ‘village’ we propose a series of naturally ventilated ‘gardens in the sky’ to act as the communal spaces of the building. These are spaces where occupants can get together socially for coffee, lunch, business meetings, or simply to reconnect with nature during their business day.
1Malaysia Development Berhad
200,000 sqm, 380m high
Sydney Studio Competition Work