Menara Prudential is a 27-storey building standing elegant among other high-rise towers of the city, in the centre of Kuala Lumpur’s new 70-acre financial district.
Inspired by the Tengkolok Diraja, a Malay royal headgear, Broadway Malyan designed the building with three triangular elements at the rooftop element, the façade pattern and the ground floor entrance. To enhance the presence of Menara Prudential, the landscape design sought to create a world-class streetscape using a range of creative solutions with an emphasis on pedestrian friendly streets, access for all, shade, sustainability and cycle provisions. The architecture included a range of hard and soft materials—paving, planting, water features, lighting, public art, wayfinding and environmental graphics. The designers thought about designing a building rooted in its context, and how it interacts at the ground level to create an inviting arrival that welcomed occupants and visitors alike.
Serving as the gateway for the TRX business district, it was also important for the tower to be at the forefront of smart, sustainable development, hence, low-E glass was used for the façade to allow for a clean aesthetic while reducing solar heat gain.
The initial site—in shape and size—was not ideal for a Grade A office building. The designers worked with the client and TRX master planning team to adjust the site to achieve a structure that was at least 2,400 square metres, the optimum size for a Grade A office. To overcome budget and lead time constraints, the team used steel structure and system formwork for faster and ‘greener’ construction.
Project Name: Menara Prudential (Prudential Tower)
Location: Menara Prudential, Persiaran TRX Barat Tun Razak Exchange, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Completion Date: December 2018
Gross Floor Area: 84,454 square metres
Building Height: 27 storeys
Developer: Fairview Valley Sdn Bhd (subsidiary of IJM RE Commercial Sdn Bhd)
Design Consultant: Broadway Malyan
Principal Consultants: Ian Simpson; Indhira Sagita
Executive Architect: SA Architects Sdn Bhd
Principal Architects: Joseph Lee; Tan Shean Wei
Interior Design Firm: Broadway Malyan (common area only)
Wayfinding & Signage: Broadway Malyan
Civil & Structural Engineer: EDP Consulting Group Sdn Bhd
MEP Engineer: Perunding Kotrek Sdn Bhd
Quantity Surveyor: KPK Quantity Surveyors (Semenanjung)
Façade Consultant: Meinhardt Façade Technology (Malaysia)
Landscape Architect: Broadway Malyan
Green Building Consultant: Meinhardt Singapore Pte Ltd
Design and Build Contractor: IJM Construction Sdn Bhd
Interior Fit-Out Contractor: PLM Interiors Sdn Bhd
Images: TRX City Sdn Bhd; Broadway Malyan