DNP Towers

A proposed development in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Proposed DNP Tower

Proposed DNP Tower. Rendering by forumer tanpadia.

Proposed DNP Towers (Menara DNP)

Description: 49- and 43-storeys Serviced Apartments on Jalan Ampang, very near KLCC.

Developer: WingTai Asia (Singapore)’s Malaysian subsidiary

Architect: Ateliers Jean Nouvel of France and Arkitek MAA of Malaysia


KL to be funky!

When I first saw The Swiss Re Tower in London, I thought it was awesome!

The Gherkin or The Swiss Re HQ Tower, 30 St Mary Axe London. Photo by Wikipedia.

"The Gherkin" or The Swiss Re HQ Tower, 30 St Mary Axe London. Photo by Wikipedia.

Now the dildo shaped skyscraper might soon debut in Kuala Lumpur…

Dildo-shaped for KL. Rendering by CK Graphic Sdn Bhd.

Dildo-shaped for KL. Rendering by CK Graphic Sdn Bhd.

Dinosaur egg- or dildo-shaped? You decide.  

It will most probably be built in the vicinity of Bukit Bintang by a property company of a listed group.

St Regis & Grand Hyatt coming to KL

You’ll probably be able to walk into the lobby of St Regis, Grand Hyatt, The Regent and Four Seasons in Kuala Lumpur before 2015.

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The 6-star St Regis brand, part of Starwood Hotels, which is scheduled to open its doors in 2014 will be built on Lot C at KL Sentral. The St. Regis Hotel Kuala Lumpur will feature a minimum 200 hotel rooms while The St. Regis Residences Kuala Lumpur will feature 200 units of freehold upmarket residences.

St Regis KL

Starwood is a world leading hotel and leisure company with about 900 properties in 100 countries. Apart from the St Regis brand, Starwood manages other brands such as Le Meridien, Westin, Sheraton, The Luxury Collection and W Hotels.

St Regis signing

Mustafa Kemal Abadan, design partner of the world-famous architecture firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), will design the hotel, residence and an adjacent office tower.

SOM’s portfolio of over 800 design awards includes the Freedom Tower, which is the redevelopment of the World Trade Centre in New York, and the Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest tower, in the United Arab Emirates.

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The Brunei Investment Agency, one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds with assets of US$30 billion (RM97.2 billion), has had the green light to develop a 5-star 450-room Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur on Jalan Pinang, next to KL Convention Centre.

New Grand Hyatt KL

It was reported before that world renowned architecture firm Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo (WATG) served as the design architect, together with local firm GDP Architects.

The 40-storey hotel lobby will be located at the top of the building and guests at the lobby will have an impressive 360-degree view of downtown KL.

Earlier plans to open KL’s Grand Hyatt Duta in 1997 was never materialised. Until today, the 52-storey building at the corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang remains partly completed. The Hyatt Group is no longer associated with the project.

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In a related development, Carlson Hotels Asia Pacific, one of the world’s largest privately-owned hotelier, will continue the expansion of its luxury Regent brand into key gateway cities across the region with the opening of The Regent Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur in the third quarter of 2011.

* This Regent is not “directly” related to the former The Regent KL (managed by Four Seasons) at Jalan Bukit Bintang. Carlson Hotels had since bought over all of The Regent brand from Four Seasons, however, Four Seasons continues to manage those in Singapore and Taipei.  

The Regent KL

The Regent Kuala Lumpur joins a growing portfolio of The Regent hotels and resorts worldwide, which includes The Regent Beijing and The Regent Shanghai. The 250-room hotel will also feature an additional 102 exclusive luxury apartments.

The Regent Kuala Lumpur, together with the The Regent Residences, Kuala Lumpur, will occupy a prime city-centre location in the heart of the city’s ‘Golden Triangle’, with breathtaking views of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and KLCC Park, just 200 metres walking distance away.

Carlson Hotels Worldwide is the world’s ninth largest hotel company ranked by the number of properties worldwide. In Asia Pacific, it is the largest international hotel group operating in India, and has more than 9,000 hotel rooms under management in 11 countries across the region.

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Meanwhile, the contruction of Four Seasons Hotel next to Petronas Towers is currently stalled or has “little movements”. 😦

Stalled Four Seasons??

TA3/4 Towers

Folks, there’s another shopping mall rising (pending approval) in the KLCC vicinity!!!

(In fact, there’s at least 3 more Pavilion KL-styled mall on the drawing boards proposed for KL.)


The first phase of the development, currently known as Lot TA3 and TA4, is expected to be launched by end of this year. 


Besides retail mall, the proposed TA3/TA4 would most probably comprised of Grade A offices and some serviced residences. 


It is located just across the world-renowned Petronas Twin Towers and next to TA’s headquarters on Jalan P Ramlee. 


Artistic renderings: Night and day in KLCC.


Scaled model.


Older design. Courtesy

Antarabangsa Redevelopment

Proposed Redevelopment of Kompleks Antarabangsa (Menara MMC) and Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur.

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Source: Atsa Architects

Construction KL: Feature 1

[UPDATED] Malaysia City features some construction projects around Kuala Lumpur CBD. For more details, refer to KL Urban Plans section.

[New Photos courtesy forumer rizalhakim, nazrey, Greg, mercuri, Ethaniel, others]
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The new Menara CIMB, Jalan Raja Laut

Commerce construction_1 Commerce construction_2

Almost completed K-Residence, Jalan Ampang

K-Residence construction_1 K-Residence construction_2

OneKL, Jalan Pinang and Lot C KLCC

OneKL construction

Cendana, Jalan Sultan Ismail

Cendana construction_1 Cendana construction_2

Crest Sultan Ismail

Crest construction

The Oval, Jalan Binjai

The Oval construction

Idaman Residence, Jalan P Ramlee

Idaman construction_1 Idaman construction_2

The Avare, Jalan Tun Razak

The Avare construction_1 The Avare construction_2

Fraser Residences KL (formerly known as Lot 163), Jalan Perak

Lot 163 construction_1 Lot 163 construction_2

Menara Waqaf, Jalan Perak

Menara Waqaf construction

Suria Stonor, Jalan Stonor

Panorama construction

Panorama, Persiaran Hampshire

Panorama construction

Hampshire Residences, Persiaran Hampshire

Hampshire Residence construction

Hampshire Place, Persiaran Hampshire

Hampshire Place construction

Proposed site for super-condos IMC Parkville, Jalan Ampang

IMC Parkville construction

myHabitat, Jalan Ampang

myHabitat construction

Goldis Tower, Jalan Tun Razak

Goldis Tower construction

HSBC Annexe Tower, Leboh Ampang

HSBC annexe construction HSBC annexe model

The refurbishment of Wisma Hamzah Kwong Hing, Leboh Ampang

New Wisma Hamzah Kwong Hing

Menara PJD (formerly known as Golden Avenue), off Jalan Tun Razak

Menara PJD construction

Fairlane Residences, Bukit Bintang

Fairlane construction

633 Residency, off Jalan Tun Sambanthan

633 Residency construction

PDRM Dang Wangi Police HQ

PDRM construction

The Icon Jalan Tun Razak

The Icon TR construction

231 TR Suites, Jalan Tun Razak

231TR construction

Menara Worldwide, Jalan Bukit Bintang

Menara Worldwide construction

The Royale Chulan Hotel, Jalan Raja Chulan

Royale Chulan construction

Taragon Puteri KL with Rendezvous Hotel (formerly abandoned Menara Li-Foong), off Jalan Pudu

Taragon Puteri construction

The Troika, Jalan Binjai

The Troika construction

Huge development site by E&O and Lion Group at Jalan Tengah Jalan P Ramlee

E&)-Lion construction site

One Residency, Jalan Raja Chulan

One Residency construction

Pavilion Residences, Bukit Bintang

Pavilion Residences construction

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In the meantime…

Bangsar South, a huge development of offices and residences just outside KL CBD has started.

Bangsar South construction

Nearby, a RM4 billion development will get started soon as well. [Click Here for Preview]

-THE END Construction KL Feature 1-

Latest: Malaysia City has got renderings for new projects yet to be announced. Stay tune!

Platinum Park @ KLCC

Platinum Park by TTDI Development (a member company of the Naza Group) is a RM3.5 billion integrated development in the vicinity of Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC).

Platinum Park_map

With 9.1 acres of freehold land bordering KLCC Park, it will be the largest luxury development in Kuala Lumpur.  

Platinum Park_1

The development consists of 7 towers, including a 50-storey that will be the new headquarters of Felda group of companies.

Construction will start this year and is scheduled for completion in four years. The first condominium will be launched later this year with prices ranging from RM2,000 to RM2,500 per sq ft.  

Platinum Park_2

Components of Platinum Park:

1. 50-storey Menara FELDA [counted as 1 tower]

2A. Twin 30-storey 123 units Platinum Residences I [counted as 1 tower]
  B. Twin 42-storey 164 units Platinum Residences II [counted as 2 tower]

3. Twin 30-storey Platinum Concierge Suites [counted as 1 tower]

4A. 38-storey Platinum Business Suites I [counted as 1 tower]
  B. 33-storey Platinum Business Suites II that will be Naza HQ [counted as 1 tower]

5. 1.5-acre of private park

6. Niche lifestyle retail offerings spread over 80,000 sq ft

Platinum Park_view