About

Member Since: 2015

Member Offices: Kuala Lumpur

Website: https://www.merdeka118.com

PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn. Berhad (PMVSB) was incorporated in June 2000 and is the owner and builder of the Merdeka 118 precinct a mixed-use development sharing its location with Malaysia’s two heritage stadiums. PMVSB is the sole custodian of both Stadium Merdeka and Stadium Negara. Both stadiums have been listed as “National Heritage” sites in October 2005 under the National Heritage Act 2005. Thereafter PMVSB carried out meticulous conservation efforts, earning Stadium Merdeka the UNESCO Award of Excellence for Culture Heritage Conservation Programme (Asia Pacific) in 2008.

Fields of Expertise

Owner (Buildings, Land); Property Management

Buildings

RANK
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height
1 Merdeka 118
678.9 m / 2,227  ft

Awards

Merdeka 118

Award of Excellence: Merdeka 118

Structure Award 2024

Ctbuh Leaders

Tengku Dato' Ab Aziz Mahmud

Tengku Dato' Ab Aziz Mahmud

CTBUH Awards Future Project Jury, 2024

Kuala Lumpur

Building Completions Timeline

Videos

22 May 2018

Five Minutes With: Karl Fender

Karl Fender, founding partner at Fender Katsalidis, sat down with CTBUH to discuss a number of his firm's projects, including the PNB 118 Tower in...

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Research

28 December 2019

Tall Buildings of the Future as Seen From the Present

Aerodynamic damping through the use of vertical long slots reduces the dynamic component of the wind loads on the building. Seminal examples include the three-legged...

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Global News

08 June 2021

Merdeka 118 Tower Tops Out in Kuala Lumpur

Permodalan Nasional Bhd’s (PNB) Merdeka 118 tower has safely topped out with the completion of the final roof slab after reaching its peak at level...

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Associated companies

RANK
Name
Height
1 Merdeka 118

679 m / 2,227 ft

Statistics

Average Building Age*

1 Years

Most Common Function*

Mixed-use (100%)

Most Common Material*

Composite (100%)

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database

Based on 1 buildings over 150 m height with a function
 
Based on 1 buildings over 150 m height with a material
 

Building Completions Timeline

Building Map

Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.

Ctbuh Leaders At PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn. Berhad (PMVSB)

CTBUH Awards Future Project Jury, 2024

Tengku Dato' Ab Aziz Mahmud

Chief Executive Officer, PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn. Berhad (PMVSB)

22 May 2018

Five Minutes With: Karl Fender

Karl Fender, founding partner at Fender Katsalidis, sat down with CTBUH to discuss a number of his firm's projects, including the PNB 118 Tower in...

31 October 2017

Interview: Karl Fender

Karl Fender of Fender Katsalidis Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.

18 October 2016

CTBUH Video Interview – Hashimah Hashim

Hashimah Hashim of KLCC Property Holdings Berhad is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Hashimah discusses the master planning and development...

17 October 2016

Merdeka PNB118 Case Study: Adding Value to the Growing City

Monday October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis Architects, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 4b: Other Asia Case Studies. Tall buildings...

17 October 2016

Other Asia Case Studies Q&A

Monday, October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Kipsan Beck of MahaNakhon, PACE and Karl Fender, of Fender Katsalidis Architects, answer questions at the end of 2016...

16 October 2016

CTBUH Video Interview – Karl Fender

Karl Fender of Fender Katsalidis Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Karl discusses the design concept for Merdeka PNB118...

16 October 2016

CTBUH Video Interview – Abrar Sheriff

Abrar Sheriff of Turner International is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Abrar discusses the planning and construction process for supertall...

28 December 2019

Tall Buildings of the Future as Seen From the Present

SawTeen See, Robert Bird Group Pty Ltd

Aerodynamic damping through the use of vertical long slots reduces the dynamic component of the wind loads on the building. Seminal examples include the three-legged...

17 October 2016

Merdeka PNB118 Case Study: Adding Value to the Growing City

Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis Architects; YM Tengku Dato’ Ab. Aziz Tengku Mahmud, PNB Merdeka Ventures SDN Berhad; Peter Ramstedt & David Terenzio Turner International LLC

Tall buildings embody objectives ranging from pure business to nation building. The KL118 Tower in particular represents these objectives and more as it successfully knits...

17 October 2016

KL118 Case Study: Analysis of Different Bore Pile Testing Methods

Peter Ramstedt, Chien Jou Chen, Matthew Hennessy & David Terenzio, Turner International LLC

In the construction of tall towers a variety of pile testing methodologies are used. Piles can be tested for many purposes including the optimization of...

17 October 2016

Cities to Megacities: Perspectives

CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers

The CTBUH 2016 International Conference is being held in the three cities of the Pearl River Delta, the world’s largest “megacity,” projected to have 120...

08 June 2021

Merdeka 118 Tower Tops Out in Kuala Lumpur

Permodalan Nasional Bhd’s (PNB) Merdeka 118 tower has safely topped out with the completion of the final roof slab after reaching its peak at level...

08 May 2020

Kuala Lumpur Skyscraper Construction Site Adjusts to Pandemic-Related Movement Control Order

Construction work at Permodalan Nasional Bhd’s (PNB) Merdeka 118 has been delayed by roughly two to three months due to restrictive measures taken to curb...