Dayabumi Complex is a 35-storey building set along Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, south of Merdeka Square. Built in the 1970s, it was the first modern building in KL to incorporate principles of Islamic design into its architecture. A major landmark in KL it was one of the city’s earliest skyscrapers.
Also known as Menara Dayabumi, the 515ft skyscraper was built to resemble a mosque. Spread across 1,621,930sqft, the Dayabumi Complex has patterns of eight-pointed stars, high vaulted Islamic arches at the top and bottom of the tower and shiny white fretwork (interlaced carved decorative designs). Designed by Malay architect Nik Mohammed, it used to house the headquarters of the national oil company PETRONAS, until they moved to the world famous PETROAS Twin Towers; now it houses several commercial offices.
Dayabumi Complex Kuala Lumpur
- Location: Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin