Commercial High Rise
Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Frequently depicted to exemplify KL in the mass media
Landmark For KL Southern Entrance
The Genesis tower was designed as part of a masterplan for the then dilapidated part of the city in the early 1990s. Working in concert with the then mayor of the city, it was to exemplify urban renewal. An urban square was to be created behind the tower together with the rehabilitation of existing run-down dwellings and adjoining shophouses.
The project halted with the change of mayor but the tower remains to mark the southern entrance to the central business district of Kuala Lumpur.
The tower has three vertical segments with the lower layer continuing the scale of the adjacent shophouses; the middle layer that houses offices and the upper layer made up apartments/ single workspaces.
The building was designed as an urban landmark for a larger development, which was to share the aesthetic language.