Situated in the shadow of the famous Petronas Towers, one of the most luxurious hotels in the world is currently being realized: The Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur Hotel. After completion, it will be more than 320 m high.
The construction site for the Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur Hotel is located north-east of the city centre in the heart of the so-called Golden Triangle – in the most important business and financial district of Kuala Lumpur, in the middle of major shopping centres and numerous other upmarket hotels. Not far from the new luxury hotel are the Petronas Towers which continue to be the most famous landmark of the city.
77-storey high-rise building
After completion, the Four Seasons will offer 230 rooms, 242 luxury suites containing up to seven rooms, as well as 27 apartments. The hotel is part of a 77-storey high-rise building which reaches a height of 324.50 m and features around 30,000 m² of retail space. The complex is known as the Four Seasons Place and will dominate the skyline of Kuala Lumpur together with the Petronas Twin Towers.
Minimum crane availability one huge challenge
In particular, minimum crane availability only presented a huge challenge for the construction of the high-rise building. In addition, PERI engineers had to take into consideration many other boundary conditions for the formwork and scaffolding planning, including very high safety requirements. A comprehensive formwork and scaffolding solution was developed in close collaboration with the project contractors, China Railway Construction Company (CRCC).
Safe working conditions in all situations
A shoring was used, among other things, to temporarily support the up to 3.50 m wide reinforced concrete girders at heights of up to 26 m. The flexible scaffolding system could be perfectly adapted to accommodate the loads to be transferred. Furthermore, the construction site team was able to optimally modify all reinforcing steel ribs – in accordance with the construction progress made.
CRCC used climbing protection panels to provide maximum all-round safety for the upper storeys that were under construction. This meant that any dangerous open edges were completely enclosed with this proven enclosure system.
For climbing the protection panels up to the next floor each time, mobile self-climbing devices were used. As a result, the required crane time could be minimized thus saving any additional construction time.
Planned construction time could be shortened
Due to the compatibility of the systems, interface problems were minimized, execution errors avoided and productivity has been maximized. In this way, the previously planned construction time for the Four Seasons Hotel in Kuala Lumpur could be shortened.