Menara Public Bank II
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
This 40 storey office tower with a total height of 196 meters above street level will soon grace the city's skyline. It is located along Jalan Raja Chulan with a secondary access along Jalan Tengah.
This new office tower is designed to achieve both LEED Gold and GBI Gold ratings, with many passive design features complemented with high efficiency active mechanical & electrical systems.
“The building designed to response the needs of the financial institution moving upwards domestically and internationally, the symbol of the corporation commanding position in its field of expertise without compromise the social, economy and environment aspect.
The architecture idea generated from the logo was fused with the image of Chinese abacus, a calculator, the epitome of financial institution. The image born is a unique, architecture that represents its’ owner, the people behind and the business it is in.
As passive solar design is top priority, deep recess windows are preferred to the flush glaze unit, for its superiority in sun-shading. Glass is used sparingly with the intention to create the ‘solid’ look. Cladding material fronting both Jalan Raja Chulan and Jalan Tengah is granite tile and powdered coated aluminum framed tinted glass curtain wall. The side façade similarly clad with aluminum panel and powdered coated frame tinted glass curtain wall. Apart the cost advantage, the combination of stone and aluminum claddings give rise to a richer and interesting façade.
The tension created by the two different materials also reminisce the ‘rock solid’ financial institution embracing new technology. The towering form aspired to be the new landmark in its surrounding and yet strive to blend into the environment.”