Dayabumi Complex, Kuala Lumpur

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The Dayabumi Complex is a major landmark in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It houses several commercial facilities and is one of the earliest skyscrapers in the city. It is located near the National Mosque, the Old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and the Federal House at Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin. It was designed in a modern Islamic style. The facade of the tower is adorned with patterns of eight-pointed stars, and Islamic arches at the top and bottom of the tower.HistoryPreviously, it was a site of Malayan Railway workshops and depots from the 1900s until 1981. Construction began on 14 February 1982. Central Market, which is near the banks of Klang River avoided demolition during Dayabumi Complex's construction. The building was completed in February 1984. It was owned by Urban Development Authority of Malaysia (UDA). However, in the year 2005, the building was taken over by the KLCC Properties Holdings Berhad (KLCCP), a member of Petronas Group.Dayabumi Complex was designed by Arkitek MAA and BEP Akitek under the joint venture firm BEP+MAA. The landscaped public realm was designed by Peter Verity (PDRc). The building was built by Kumagai Gumi Malaysia.
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  • Very pretty turn of Islamic style, a mixture of tradition and contemporary... Very nice details when you see closely, especially these kinds of white moucharabiehs giving lightness to the building.
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  • The complex is built to provide more opportunities to bumiputera doing business. Numbers of shop lots are vacant now  more »
  • This building is located close to the National Mosque and is distinctive because of its Islamic architecture, it being relatively unusual to see such a design on a taller building. Since I was there o...  more »

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