Malaysia's new tallest building includes host of sustainable features

Malaysia's new tallest building includes host of sustainable features

Malaysia's soon-to-be tallest building — The Exchange 106 — is on its way to completion as its reinforced concrete core wall is now in place.

Rising from the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX), the new International Financial District in the Golden Triangle of Kuala Lumpur, the superstructure with a host of sustainable features is one step closer to cementing itself as the next monument in the Kuala Lumpur skyline, reports Today Online.

The top of the structure, as it now stands, is already at 450 meters above ground, which is close to surpassing the Petronas Twin Towers.

The structure will be topped with a glass crown that will be LED-illuminated.

The project, which boasts close to 3 million square feet of space, is the group's maiden project in Malaysia.

The Exchange 106's construction is on track to be completed by the second quarter of 2018, with tenants expected to move in by the third quarter of 2018.

Upon completion next year, the Exchange 106 will consist of 106 floors and eight basement levels.

Standing at 492.3 meters, it will be the tallest building in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, and will be among the top 15 tallest in the world.

With Green Building Index (GBI) certification and MSC status, The Exchange 106 offers some of the latest in building technology, including high-performance insulated glass, energy efficient MEP systems with Star rating, 100 percent LED lighting and state-of-the-art lift technologies.

The Exchange 106 will also feature high ceilings finished in English Burl wood, marble floors and walls of the highest quality in the lobbies and common areas, and large column-free office floor plates of up to 34,000 square feet with long spans, designed for flexible layouts and open-plan interior configurations.


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