About

Member Since: 2015

Member Offices: Kuala Lumpur

Website: http://www.pnb.com.my

PNB incorporated on 17 March 1978, PNB was conceived as a pivotal instrument of the Government's New Economic Policy to promote share ownership in the corporate sector among the Bumiputera (son of the soil), and to develop opportunities for deserving Bumiputera professionals to participate in the creation and management of wealth.

PNB has emerged as the country's premier investment institution. As an investment vehicle for the Yayasan Pelaburan Bumiputra (YPB), the core function of PNB is to evaluate, select and acquire a sound portfolio of shares in limited companies with growth potential. Being an organisation that specialises in investment, PNB in essence acts as a warehouse, whereby shareholdings in these limited companies are placed in trust funds and sold to unit holders in the form of smaller units.

Fields of Expertise

Developer; Owner (Buildings, Land); Property Management

Membership details

Membership Level

Gold

Member Since

2015

Member Offices

  • Kuala Lumpur

Buildings

Please note that all heights shown in italics/red are estimated heights. These have been calculated based on known floor counts for the building, then extrapolated through analyzing typically hundreds of buildings of the same function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard building features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of these estimations.

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 PNB118

644 m / 2,113 ft

2

Bangunan MAS Renovation

151 m / 495 ft

3

The Power Station

103.8 m / 341 ft

4

PNB 1194 Hotel

- m / - ft

5

TIMA Tower

- m / - ft

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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Please note that all heights shown in italics/red are estimated heights. These have been calculated based on known floor counts for the building, then extrapolated through analyzing typically hundreds of buildings of the same function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard building features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of these estimations.

Rank
Name
City
Height

1

Merdeka PNB118

Kuala Lumpur

644 m

2,113 ft

2

Bangunan MAS Renovation

Kuala Lumpur

151 m

495 ft

3

The Power Station

London

104 m

341 ft

4

PNB 1194 Hotel

Kuala Lumpur

- m

- ft

5

TIMA Tower

Kuala Lumpur

- m

- ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 24 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 6,233 other buildings of the same office function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

18 Years

Most Common Function*

Mixed-use (50%), 2 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Composite (50%), 1 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.

Total: 4 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 2 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 5 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline

 

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.

 

Designated Experts

Tengku Dato Mahmud

Chief Executive Officer, PNB Merdeka Ventures SDN Berhad

Ahmad Zulqarnain Onn

President & Group Chief Executive, PNB Merdeka Ventures SDN Berhad

Rick Ramli

Chief Investment Officer, Real Estate, PNB Merdeka Ventures SDN Berhad

Mohd Kamil bin Ibrahim

Head, Global Real Estate & Funds Investment, PNB Merdeka Ventures SDN Berhad

22 May 2018 | Sydney

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 | Sydney

Interview: Karl Fender

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

18 October 2016 | Shenzhen

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 | Shenzhen

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 | Shenzhen

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 | Shenzhen

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 | Shenzhen

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...

31 December 2014

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014

Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH

An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in...

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...

06 April 2021

Panoramic Glass Elevator Attraction to Open Soon in London

New visualizations and a scheduled opening date have been revealed for a proposed glass lift, designed by WilkinsonEyre, inside one of Battersea Power Station’s landmark...

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...