Ilham Baru Tower (also known as IB Tower) sets to be the fifth tallest infrastructure in Malaysia after its completion in 2015. The developer, Ilham Baru, has made the smart move of hiring the world-renowned architecture firm Foster + Partners, which was founded by Lord Norman Foster. That man is a successful architect and he has garnered awards such as the 21st Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate in 1999 and Praemium Imperiale Award for Architecture in 2002. IB Tower is placed in the prime KLCC area, on Jalan Binjai near Jalan Ampang, and the tower will feature mainly office suites and serviced apartment. Other amenities and facilities will also be available.
Ilham Baru Tower will be made up of 60 floors. 33 will be dedicated to the office suites, while 22 are for the serviced apartment units. The remaining would be taken up by a food court, an art gallery, a banking hall, a convenience store, a cafe, a business centre and other facilities. The desire for column-free space leads to the building’s unique facade. The exterior is then said to be designed with the idea of shading the interiors. Obviously, this property is an architectural dream. Moreover, the height of this building means that the top floors are a perfect spot to catch the city skyline.
More amazing aspects of Ilham Baru Tower are, first of all, the 14-metre high lobby ceiling. Imagine walking to an expansive lobby, a big statement of the standard of this property. Next is the high-number of parking bays, to serve the drivers to and fro the building. A total of 913 parking bays will be available to the people that go to Ilham Baru Tower. Then, the high-rise offices will also come with raised floors. This will help to prepare a controlled environment for super-sensitive apparatus.
Fortunately, the list of features for Ilham Baru Tower does not end there. The developer has been working hard to ensure that the building passes the Green Building certification. To aid in their bid, the elements that need to materialise in the building are daylight glare control, sensors to maintain the CO2 level in the air, energy-reducing light fittings, group lighting operation, harvesting of rainwater and non-chemical water treatment, which they have prepared. With these things, the certification of Green Building on Ilham Baru Tower would not be a problem.
The presence of a serviced apartment triggers the inclusion of several hotel-like facilities. The one that has caught the most attention is the art gallery, giving a cathartic opportunity for art lovers at Ilham Baru Tower. Not forgetting potential office tenants, meeting rooms, auditorium, courier service and banking hall are some other facilities that can entertain a few corporate needs.
With the aim of protecting the prospective occupants at Ilham Baru Tower, top of the line security measurements have been planned in Ilham Baru Tower. CCTV cameras will be installed almost everywhere, while card access control restricts outsiders from entering the building at their own will. A visitor management system will be carried out, and a turnstile entrance will be a feature of the office lobby.