Merdeka PNB 118 or also known as KL118 is a 118 floor mega tall skyscraper currently being built in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Merdeka means Independence Day in Malaysian, the name of the tower commemorates the independence of Malaysia, additionally the tower will be built on the site of the former Merdeka Park. PNB is the abbreviation of Permodalan Nasional Berhad, which is Malaysia’s biggest fund management company and the owner of the tower.
Here are 8 interesting facts about Merdeka PNB 118 you would want to know:
Covers 118 Floors With An Altitude of 610-630 Meters
The tower will consist of 4 components, namely 82 stores of office floor; 18 floors are reserved for six-star luxury hotels; 18 floors for sky lobby , observation deck , as well as mechanical and electrical facilities as well as a 7-storey shopping mall of 900,000 square feet.
The Tallest Tower In Malaysia, The Third Highest In Asia, And The Fifth Highest In The World
The world’s tallest tower, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE with a height of 828 meters.
The second tallest tower in the world, Shanghai Tower in Shanghai, China with a height of 632 meters.
Within a few years, the list of the world’s top 5 buildings will be:
1. Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (1008 meters)
2. Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE (828 meters)
3. Wuhan Greenland Center in Wuhan, China (636 meters)
4. Shanghai Tower in Shanghai, China (632 meters)
5. Merdeka PNB118 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (630 meters)
The Building Will Cost RM5 Billion And Will Be Built in 3 Phases, On A 19-Acre Land In Kuala Lumpur
Construction for the first phase of the project has begun back in 2014.
The 3 phase project is expected to be fully completed by 2024. The first phase of the project will involve the 118 Tower and 7-storey shopping mall project, which has already begun construction back in 2014, and is scheduled to complete in 2020. PNB will ensure that the cost of construction remains on the allocated RM5 billion budget.
Aims To Grow The Economy And Provide Employment Opportunities
The project is expected to create a major economic benefit chain as high as RM11 billion. In addition to promoting economic activity, this project is expected the creation of more than 10,000 job opportunities.
Very Environmentally Friendly
The tower will be the first building in Malaysia to achieve a triple green building platinum accreditation by local and foreign bodies, including the Green Building Index (GBI)
Designed By An Australian Architecture Firm Fender Katsalidis Architects
Using custom services by architectural firms from Australia, Fender Katsalidis Architects who also built Australia’s 108 landmark in Melbourne. In addition, Fender Katsalidis Architects is also involved in the construction of luxury housing projects in Taman Duta in Kuala Lumpur.
Connected to the Merdeka MRT station, the Maharajalela Monorail station – which will connect it to the rest of the LRT network.
Halfen-Moment Malaysia Has Been Providing Technical Solutions Since The Early Stage Of The ProjectHalfen-Moment have supplied more than 60,000 high quality Moment® JoinTec Couplers and Corrugated Ducts to a few contractors involved in this prestigious project. Apart from that, HALFEN HTA-CE Cast-in Channels were also supplied for guide rail fixing.
Watch the Merdeka PNB118 video produced by RSP Architects Sdn Bhd here: