Great lighting meets great architecture
Kuala Lumpur’s architectural masterpiece—the Petronas Twin Towers—embodies the city’s new economic vibrancy. We are proud to be behind the artistic lighting that reinforces the towers’ powerful image.
Designed by internationally-renowned architect Cesare Pelli, the Petronas Twin Towers were completed in 1998. At that time they were the highest skyscrapers in the world, standing 452 meters (1,483 feet) tall and joined by a skybridge.
The Towers are home to not only Petronas, a thriving Malaysian company, but also to shops, a concert hall, a mosque, and more. Today, Kuala Lumpur would like to raise the international profile of the business district where the towers are located.
In 2003, we were given the challenge of creating a lighting design to highlight the towers’ stunning beauty and architectural ingenuity after dark.
Our single most important guiding principle was to respect the towers’ architectural style:
Our artistic lighting subsidiary Architecture Lumière Conseil came up with a modular design so that lighting can be adjusted for various times of day or events:
Architecture Lumière Conseil also designed lighting for the Maxis Tower located on the same site.