Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga Dan Masyarakat
Putrajaya Malaysia
Height 171.8 m / 564 ft
Floors 39
Official Name

The current legal building name.

Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga Dan Masyarakat
Other Names

Other names the building has commonly been known as, including former names, common informal names, local names, etc.

Lot 4G11, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, KPWKM Tower

CTBUH collects data on two major types of tall structures: 'Buildings' and 'Telecommunications / Observation Towers.' A 'Building' is a structure where at least 50% of the height is occupied by usable floor area. A 'Telecommunications / Observation Tower' is a structure where less than 50% of the structure's height is occupied by usable floor area. Only 'Buildings' are eligible for the CTBUH 'Tallest Buildings' lists.

Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
On Hold
Never Completed
Competition Entry
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Under Demolition
Completed, 2011

The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of Country, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.


The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of City, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

Postal Code

A single-function tall building is defined as one where 85% or more of its usable floor area is dedicated to a single usage. Thus a building with 90% office floor area would be said to be an "office" building, irrespective of other minor functions it may also contain.

A mixed-use tall building contains two or more functions (or uses), where each of the functions occupy a significant proportion of the tower's total space. Support areas such as car parks and mechanical plant space do not constitute mixed-use functions. Functions are denoted on CTBUH "Tallest Building" lists in descending order, e.g., "hotel/office" indicates hotel function above office function.

hotel / office
Structural Material

Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from steel. Note that a building of steel construction with a floor system of concrete planks or concrete slab on top of steel beams is still considered a “steel” structure as the concrete elements are not acting as the primary structure.

Reinforced Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from concrete which has been cast in place and utilizes steel reinforcement bars.

Precast Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning system are constructed from steel reinforced concrete which has been precast as individual components and assembled together on-site.

Utilizes distinct systems (e.g. steel, concrete, timber), one on top of the other. For example, a steel/concrete indicates a steel structural system located on top of a concrete structural system, with the opposite true of concrete/steel.

A combination of materials (e.g. steel, concrete, timber) are used together in the main structural elements. Examples include buildings which utilize: steel columns with a floor system of reinforced concrete beams; a steel frame system with a concrete core; concrete-encased steel columns; concrete-filled steel tubes; etc. Where known, the CTBUH database breaks out the materials used in a composite building’s core, columns, and floor spanning separately.


Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

171.8 m / 564 ft
To Tip
173.3 m / 569 ft
146.8 m / 482 ft
Floors Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

Floors Below Ground

The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

# of Elevators

Number of Elevators refers to the total number of elevator cars (not shafts) contained within a particular building (including public, private and freight elevators).

Tower GFA

Tower GFA refers to the total gross floor area within the tower footprint, not including adjoining podiums, connected buildings or other towers within the development.

90,299 m² / 971,970 ft²
Tallest in Malaysia
Tallest in Putrajaya
Tallest Mixed-use Building in Asia
Tallest Mixed-use Building in Malaysia
Tallest Mixed-use Building in Putrajaya
Tallest Concrete Building in Malaysia
Tallest Concrete Building in Putrajaya
Construction Schedule



Construction Start



Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga Dan Masyarakat
Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd
Hijjas Kasturi Associates
Structural Engineer
J.K. Bersatu Sdn Bhd
MEP Engineer
Ismail Dan Rakan-Rakan
Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd
Sunway Construction Sdn Bhd


About Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga Dan Masyarakat

The KPWKM Tower relies on the traditional motif of songket fabric, native to Malaysia, for the inspiration for its façade. This diamond geometry found its way into an integrated glazing, cladding, and solar-shading system which creates a distinctive and environmentally sensitive feature for the building. The façade consists of high-performance glazing with glass-reinforced concrete, pre-cast concrete panels, and bent aluminum protrusions. The treatment of the larger east and west façades included more opaque elements to deal with intense early-morning and late-afternoon light, while the north and south façades were left transparent to allow the passage of daylight thought the narrower faces.

As part of a complex of four buildings, the tower has access to a communal underground parking garage as well as an extensive landscaped area. The open green spaces of the complex connect directly to a neighboring park and facilitate pedestrian movement around and through the spaces.

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