- Menara Mesiniaga
Menara Mesiniaga General information Type Office Location Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Construction started 1991 Completed 1994 Design and construction Architect Ken Yeang
Construction of the building began in 1991 and was completed in 1993. After completion, architect Ken Yeang's long research into bio-climatic design principles was recognized with the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1995 for the design. 
Menara Mesiniaga is the IBM headquarters in Subang Jaya near Kuala Lumpur. It is a high-tech, 15-storey corporate showcase on a convenient and visually prominent corner site. The singular appearance of this moderately tall tower is the result of architect Kenneth Yeang's ten-year research into bio-climatic principles for the design of medium-to-tall buildings. Its tri-partite structure consists of a raised "green" base, ten circular floors of office space with terraced garden balconies and external louvers for shade, and is crowned by a spectacular sun-roof, arching across the top-floor pool. The distinctive columns that project above the pool floor will eventually support the installation of solar panels, further reducing the energy consumption of a building cooled by natural ventilation, sun screens, and air conditioning. Yeang's ecologically and environmentally sound design strategies reduce long-term maintenance costs by lowering energy use. Importantly, designing with the climate in mind brings an aesthetic dimension to his work that is not to be found in typical glass-enclosed air-conditioned medium-to-high rise buildings. The tower has become a landmark, and increased the value of the land around it. The jury found it to be a successful and promising approach to the design of many-storied structures in a tropical climate.
Skyscrapers in Malaysia CompletedAlor Setar Tower · Berjaya Times Square · Dayabumi Complex · Empire Tower · Faber Towers · Komtar Tower · Kuala Lumpur Tower · Kerinchi Pylon · Maxis Tower · Menara Great Eastern · Maybank Tower · Menara Mesiniaga · Menara MBPJ · Menara Telekom · Millennium Tower · Pavilion Kuala Lumpur · Petronas Twin Towers · Tun Mustapha Tower · SUNTECH Tower · Wisma Sanyan Under construction Construction suspended ProposedSelangor Triple Towers · Warisan Merdeka Demolished
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