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BUILDING
 
 
Petronas Twin Towers (Menara Petronas)
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DESIGNER
 
 
Cesar Pelli

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MATERIALS
 
steel, reinforced concrete

External covered in inox steel

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Asia
Nation
Malaysia
Territory
Peninsular Malaysia [Semenanjung Malaysia]
State
Federal Territory
Town
Kuala Lumpur
Address
Jalan Ampang, Jalan Ramlee
 
 
Website
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TYPOLOGY
 
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ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Commercial buildings
Department stores, supermarkets, shopping centres, etc.
Vertical architectures
Skyscrapers
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Libraries and media libraries
Commercial buildings
Shops
Buildings for recreational activities
Theatres
Transport buildings and structures
Garages, car parking, etc.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS
Landscape architecture
Private gardens
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1991    
Realisation
1994 - 1997
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AWARDS
 
2004
Aga Khan Award for Architecture
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THE BUILDING IN CINEMA
 
Title
  Entrapment
Directed by
Jon Amiel
Nationality
USA-United Kingdom-Germany
Year of production
1999
Cast
Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Building's role
Considerable
 
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Maurizio Vogliazzo, "The Aga Kahn Award for Architecture/The Winners", L'Arca 200, febbraio/february 2005, pp. 4-19

"Petronas Towers. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1999", L'Arca 200, febbraio/february 2005, pp. 18-19
The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture. Travel Edition, Phaidon, London 2005
"Le dieci torri che hanno cambiato il mondo/Ten towers that changed the world", Domus Grattacieli/Skyscrapers, supplemento a/supplement of Domus 865, dicembre/december 2003, p. 29 (22-29)
"La torre e la città/The tower and the city", Domus 840, settembre/september 2001, "Servizi/Features" pp. 36-101
Mario Panizza, "La torre rompe la scatola/The tower breaks out of the box", Domus 840, settembre/september 2001, "Servizi/Features" pp. 46 (44-51 (36-101))
Fulvio Irace, "Geopolitica del grattacielo/Geopolitics of the Skysraper", Lotus international 101, giugno/june 1999 [Grattacieli/Skyscrapers], p. 12 (6-15)
Lotus international 101, giugno/june 1999 [Grattacieli/Skyscrapers], pp. 24-25
Clifford A. Pearson, "Other than their status as the world's tallest buildings, what else do Cesar Pelli's Petronas Towers have going for them?", Architectural record 1/1999, "Projects" pp. 92-101
Clifford A. Pearson, "Construction", Architectural record 1/1999, "Projects" p. 94 (92-101)
Clifford A. Pearson, "Skybridge", Architectural record 1/1999, "Projects" p. 98 (92-101)
Filippo Beltrami Gadola, "Petronas Towers/In Kuala Lumpur", L'Arca 109, novembre/november 1996 [Le torri/Towers], pp. 24-31
Judith Dupré, Skyscrapers, Black Dog & Leventhal, New York 1996, pp. 114-115
Luigi Moiraghi, "A Kuala Lumpur, secondo la tradizione/A Landmark for Kuala Lumpur", L'Arca 72, giugno/juna 1993 [Le torri/Towers], pp. 4-7
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CLIENT
 
 
Kuala Lumpur City Centre Holdings Sendirian Berhad
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Height
antenna m. 452
roof m. 403
last floor m. 375

Skybridge m. 170
Floors
88
Surface
sq.m. 395.000
Number
600 car seats
29 lifts
Lenght
Skybridge m. 58,4
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Thornton-Tomasetti Engineers
Ranhill Bersekutu Sdn. Bhd.
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LANDSCAPE DESIGN
 
 
Balmori Associates
NR Associates
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STAFF
 
Project
Cesar Pelli & Associates
Principal-in-charge
Cesar Pelli
Project architect
Fred Clarke, Jon Pickard
Gestione del progetto
Larry Ng
Associate architect
Adamson Associates
RSP Architects Planners & Engineers
Design team
John Apicella, David Coon, Edward Dionne, Peter Follett, Michael Hilgeman, Mitchell Hirsch, Russell Holcomb, Alison Horne, Gregg Jones, Keith Krolak, Vlad Simionescu, Heather Young, David Chen, John Clegg, Jerome del Fierro, Roberto Espejo, Sophie Harvey, Kristin Hawkins, Steven Marchetti, Robert Narracci, Dean Ober, Mark Outman, Enrique Pelli, Neil Prunier, Roger Schickerdantz, B.J. Siegel, David Strong, Jane Twombly
Construction management
Lehrer McGovern Malaysia
Aerodynamics and weather resistant consultant
Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc. (Wind tunnel testing)
Structural consultant
Thornton-Tomasetti Engineers (structural)
Ranhill Bersekutu Sdn. Bhd. (structural)
Ove Arup & Partners (civil)
Arup Jururunding (civil)
Systems
Flack + Kurts
KTA Tenaga Sdn. Bhd.
Interior design
Studios
Cladding consultant
Israel Berger & Associates
Vertical transportation
Katz Drago Company
Lighting engineer
Howard Brandston & Partner
Acoustical consultant
Shen, Milson & Wilke
Telecommunications
Shen, Milson & Wilke
General contractor
Tower 1: Mayjus (Malaysia Japan US) Joint Venture
MMC Engineering & Construction, Ho Hup Construction, Hazama Corporation/JA Jones Construction, Mitsubishi Corporation

Tower 2: SKJ Joint Venture
Samsung Engineering & Construction, Kuk Dong Engineering & Construction, Syarikat Jasatera Sdn. Bhd.
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