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Featured Buildings Involving Samsung C&T Corporation

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Undoubtedly one of the wonders of the modern world, Burj Khalifa is graceful and elegant as it reaches upward with seeming ease.

KL118 Tower

KL118 Tower, Kuala Lumpur

KL118, the first building taller than the Petronas Towers proposed in Kuala Lumpur, is being constructed in the vicinity of Plaza Rakyat.

Samsung China Headquarters

Samsung China Headquarters, Beijing

The Samsung China Headquarters, a mixed-use building located in the city's growing central business district, is notable for its white glass exterior that reflects the skyline.

Taipei 101

Taipei 101, Taipei

The world's tallest building from 2004 to 2010 has since reinvented itself with a renovation that achieved LEED Platinum making it one of the world's greenest skyscrapers.

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About Samsung C&T Corporation

Samsung C&T Corporation was founded in 1938 as the parent company of Samsung Group. In 1975, it was designated by the Korean government as the nation’s “first general trading company” to lead overseas sales operations. It merged with Samsung Construction in December 1995, and has since been engaged in various global businesses through offices in over 50 countries.

Samsung Everland was established in 1963 with the mission of assisting Korea’s national land development. Since then, it has evolved into a leader in Korea’s service industry by expanding its business scope to include resorts, food and beverage, and landscaping. In December 2013, Samsung Everland acquired the Fashion Group of Cheil Industries, a prominent industry player founded in 1954. Following the merger, it changed its name to Cheil Industries and has since focused on projects related to lifestyle design.

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Samsung C&T Corporation at CTBUH

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

13 Oct 2016, CTBUH Research – The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous…

Building Movement and Damping Workshop, Shanghai 2014

Building Movement and Damping Workshop, Shanghai 2014

16 Sep 2014, Event Report – The Building Movement and Damping Technical Workshop reviewed some of the latest…

Samsung Senior Exec Presents on Tall-Building Tech Advances

Samsung Senior Exec Presents on Tall-Building Tech Advances

2 Oct 2013, Event Report – Over 60 people attended a presentation by Ahmad Abdelrazaq, head of Samsung's High-…

Samsung C&T Corporation at CTBUH

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.
Building Movement and Damping Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The Building Movement and Damping Technical Workshop reviewed some of the latest strategies and concepts for helping tall buildings avoid movement in seismic and wind events.
Samsung Senior Exec Presents on Tall-Building Tech Advances
2 Oct 2013, Doha – Event Report
Over 60 people attended a presentation by Ahmad Abdelrazaq, head of Samsung's High-Rise and Complex Building Division, on using technology in building construction.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 1 No. 2
Jun 2012, Tokyo – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 1: Number 2 includes 8 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 1 No. 1
Mar 2012, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 1: Number 1 includes 7 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
CTBUH India: High-rise Building Technology
14 Jan 2012, New Delhi – Event Report
CTBUH Chairman Timothy Johnson, of NBBJ, and CTBUH Advisory Group Member Ahmad Abdelrazaq, of Samsung, recently spoke at a CTBUH seminar on building technology.
Dongdaemun Design Plaza & Park Tour Report
11 Oct 2011, Seoul – Tour Report
Dongdaemun Design Plaza & Park may not be the tallest project underway in Seoul but it covers a number of topics which are timely and relevant to the tall building world.
CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference Diamond Sponsor
10-12 Oct 2011, Seoul – Conference Sponsor
This conference aimed to shed new light on the meaning and value of tall buildings in the rapidly growing city of Seoul, from the perspectives of green, safety, and humanity.
CTBUH 9th Annual Awards VIP Table Sponsor
21 Oct 2010, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 9th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
South Mumbai Cultural Tour
4 Feb 2010, Mumbai – Tour Report
Mumbai, a melting pot of cultures, pulsates with activity. India’s financial powerhouse and also the capital of Maharashtra, Mumbai dazzles the visitor.
CTBUH 2008 Dubai Conference Gold Sponsor
3-5 Mar 2008, Dubai – Conference Sponsor
The Congress hosted presentations, seminars and workshops covering virtually every aspect of tall building development, with a particular emphasis on sustainability.

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Ahmad Abdelrazaq

Ahmad Abdelrazaq

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2008 – 2017
Seoul, South Korea

CTBUH Resources Involving Samsung C&T Corporation

Award Winners & Award of Excellence Recipients

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

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Award of Excellence

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CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Ahmad Abdelrazaq

1 Sep 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings
Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T

CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Panel Discussion

1 Sep 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings
Craig Gibbons, Arup; Carol Wills, The Skyscraper Museum; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T Corporation; Sandra Kajj-O’Grady, University of Queensland; James Tum, Urbis

Optimizing the Structural Design of the 151 Story Incheon Tower

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T

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Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2018

Dec 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue I
CTBUH Research

Numerical Analysis for High-rise Building Foundation and Further Investigations on Piled Raft Design

Dec 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 4
Jinoh Won, Jin Hyung Lee & Chunwhan Cho, Samsung C&T

The Challenges of Delivering Iconic Tall Buildings Across the World: A Global Technology Transfer

26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City
Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T Corporation

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Videos

CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Ahmad Abdelrazaq
1 Sep 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T
Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T, presents at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding to Urbanism?"
CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Panel Discussion
1 Sep 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Craig Gibbons, Arup; Carol Wills, The Skyscraper Museum; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T Corporation; Sandra Kajj-O’Grady, University of Queensland; James Tum, Urbis
Craig Gibbons, Carol Willis, Ahmad Adbelrazaq, Sandra Kaji-O'Grady, and James Tuma, participate in a panel at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding to Urbanism?"
Optimizing the Structural Design of the 151 Story Incheon Tower
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T
The 151 story super high-rise building located in an area of reclaimed land constructed over soft marine clay in Songdo, Korea. The focus of this presentation is: 1) the structural engineering techniques utilized to optimize the structural and…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 02 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 02 Questions & Answers session with speakers Michael Montgomery, Kinetica; Kevin MacLean, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.; Hezi Mena, WSP; John Viise, Halvorson and Partners; Ahmad Abdelrazaq,…
What is the Single Biggest Challenge in Constructing a Mile-high Tower?
Mar 2013 – Monthly Video Series; William Baker, SOM; Craig Gibbons, Arup; Andy Davids, Hyder Consulting; Mehdi Jalayerian, Environmental Systems Design; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung
Industry leaders answering this question include: William Baker, SOM; Craig Gibbons, Arup; Andy Davids, Hyder Consulting; Mehdi Jalayerian, Environmental Systems Design, Inc.; and Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung.
Future Vision: Where is the tall building heading in the future and what will the next generation of supertall
Dec 2012 – Monthly Video Series; Alex Whitbread, FCB Studios; K.J. Kim, Samsung C & T; William Pedersen, KPF; Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Engineers; Peng Beng Khoo & Belinda Huang, ARC Studio Architecture + Urbanism; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Alex Whitbread, FCB Studios; K.J. Kim, Samsung C & T; William Pedersen, KPF; Richard Cook, Cook + Fox Architects; George Downing, Downing Development; Bruce Lake, McHugh Construction; and more.
The Past: What have been the most striking tall building developments in the past 10 years?
Dec 2012 – Monthly Video Series; Alex Whitbread, FCB Studios; K.J. Kim, Samsung C & T; William Pedersen, Kohn Pedersen Fox; Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Engineers; Peng Beng Khoo & Belinda Huang, ARC Studio Architecture + Urban
Industry leaders answering this question include: Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Engineers; Peng Beng Khoo & Belinda Huang, ARC Studio Architecture + Urbanism; Lawrence Pak, Singapore Housing and Development Board; Jim Loewenberg, Magellan…
Optimizing the Structural Design and Construction Planning of the Icon Hotel, Dubai, UAE
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Soo Gon Lee, Samsung C&T Corporation
Presentation includes a brief introduction of the Icon Hotel in Dubai (160m tall wheel shape structure with external diameter of 165m and internal diameter of 78m), structural optimization process and construction planning to ensure the structural…
Seoul Conference 2011 Track Session 30: Q&A
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Han Seon Lee, Korea University; Saeed Towfighi, Samsung C&T Corporation; Alfonso Barroilhet, ASL Sencorp; Hong-Sik Ryu, RIST; Taejin Kim, Chang Minwoo Structural Consultants; Alfonso Barroilhet, ASL Sencorp; Hong-Sik Ryu, RIST; Taejin Kim, Chang Minwoo Structural Consultants
Question & Answers session for Track Session 30
Mega Toggle Damper System for Vibration Control of a Supertall Building Linked by Sky Bridges
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Sang Kyung Ahn, Samsung C&T
This presentation presents new configurations that can be used in twin towers linked by sky bridges by installing mega toggle damper system between several stories to maximize damper performance. This configuration can achieve high-efficiency…
CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference Roundtable: Why Tall? Part 01
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Sabah Al-Rayes, PACE; Cathy Yang, TAIPEI 101; Kyung-Jun Kim, Samsung C&T Corporation; Yukio Tamura, Tokyo Polytechnic University; Jaepil Choi, Seoul National University
Roundtable discussion on: "“Why Tall? - Green, Safety & Humanity"
CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference Roundtable: Why Tall? Part 02
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Sabah Al-Rayes, PACE; Cathy Yang, TAIPEI 101; Kyung-Jun Kim, Samsung C&T Corporation; Yukio Tamura, Tokyo Polytechnic University; Jaepil Choi, Seoul National University
Roundtable discussion on: "“Why Tall? - Green, Safety & Humanity"
Paradigm Shift in Tall Building Typologies with Considerations to Design & Construction Technologies
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Ahmad K. Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T
Ahmad K. Abdelrazaq speaks at the 2011 Seoul Conference on the "Paradigm Shift in Tall Building Typologies with Considerations to Design & Construction Technologies: New Generation of Tall Buildings".
The Development of Full Scale Structural Health Monitoring Program for the Burj Khalifa
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Ahmad K. Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T
Ahmad K. Abdelrazaq presents "The Development of Full Scale Structural Health Monitoring Program for the Burj Khalifa, State of the Art Report".
Seoul Conference 2011 Track Session 08: Q&A
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Sabah Al-Rayes, PACE; Hyo Seon Park, Yonsei University; Rhys Williams, Honeywell; ; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T; Peter Weismantle, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture; Jey Berman, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects; William Faschan, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Question & Answers session for Track Session 08.
Design Guide for Column Shortening
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Ahmad K. Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T
Ahmad K. Abdelrazaq presents on the guide for Column Shortening with case studies and consideration to new advances in materials, analysis, monitoring, and construction methods.
Interview: Burj Khalifa
21 Oct 2010 – 2010 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; K. J. Kim, Samsung C&T
K. J. Kim of Samsung is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2010 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. K. J. speaks about the construction of his Burj Khalifa project which is the CTBUH 2010 Best Tall Building…
Using of the Latest Technologies in Tall Building Design & Construction Planning
5 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T
Fresh from having completed the World’s Tallest Building – the Burj Dubai – we hear from the head of the high-rise building division of contractor Samsung on the use of the latest technological advances in the design and construction planning of…
Brief on the Construction Planning of the Burj Dubai Project
4 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Kyung Jun Kim & Jae Ho Kim, Samsung
Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung, discussed the construction planning of the Burj Dubai Project at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. The presentation also briefly presented an overview of the structural system of the tower’s design and construction,…

Papers/Research

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2018
Dec 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue I; CTBUH Research
The astronomical growth in tall building construction observed over the past decade continued in 2018, though the total number of completed buildings of 200 meters’ or greater height leveled off at 143, after hitting an all-time record of 147 in…
Numerical Analysis for High-rise Building Foundation and Further Investigations on Piled Raft Design
Dec 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 4; Jinoh Won, Jin Hyung Lee & Chunwhan Cho, Samsung C&T
This paper introduces detailed three-dimensional numerical analyses on a bored pile foundation for a high-rise building. A static load test was performed on a test pile and a numerical model of a single pile, which was calibrated by comparing it with…
The Challenges of Delivering Iconic Tall Buildings Across the World: A Global Technology Transfer
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T Corporation
Samsung and the authors’ involvement in these major tall and complex building projects have facilitated the transfer of the technologies and best practices to projects globally. The following provides a summary of some of those projects where the…
Wind-Induced Motion of Tall Buildings: Designing for Occupant Comfort
Mar 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings 2015 Number 1; M. D. Burton, BMT Fluid Mechanics; K. C. S. Kwok, University of Western Sydney; and A. Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T Corporation
A team of researchers and practitioners were recently assembled to prepare a monograph on “Wind-Induced Motion of Tall Buildings: Designing for Habitability”. This monograph presents a state-of-the-art report of occupant response to wind-induced…
Optimizing the Structural Design of the 151 Story Incheon Tower
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, MoonSook Jeong, Soogon Lee & Sangki Jang, Samsung C&T
The 151 story super high-rise building located in an area of reclaimed land constructed over soft marine clay in Songdo, Korea. The focus of this paper will provide: 1) the structural engineering techniques utilized to optimize the structural and…
E/V Shaft Cooling Method as a Stack Effect Countermeasure in Tall Buildings
1 Jun 2012 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 1 Number 2; Joonghoon Lee & Eunyoung Jeong, Samsung C&T; Doosam Song, Sungkyunkwan University
The higher the building height and the larger the temperature difference between the outdoor and indoor space, the more remarkable is the draft driven by the stack effect in high-rise buildings. Moreover, the stack effect can bring about the…
Effects of Vertical Meteorological Changes on Heating and Cooling Loads of Super Tall Buildings
1 Jun 2012 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 1 Number 2; Doosam Song, Sungkyunkwan University & Yang Su Kim, Samsung C&T
Vertical meteorological conditions encountered by super tall buildings, such as wind speed, temperature and humidity, vary due to their height. Therefore, it is necessary to consider these environmental changes to properly estimate the heating and…
Validating the Structural Behavior and Response of Burj Khalifa
Mar 2012 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 1 Number 1; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T
New generation of tall and complex buildings systems are now introduced that are reflective of the latest development in materials, design, sustainability, construction, and IT technologies. While the complexity in design is being overcome by the…
Beehive (Hexagrid), New Innovated Structural System for Tall Buildings
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Dr. Peyman A. Nejad, TJEG International; Jongmin Kim, Samsung C&T
Tall Buildings have been one of the most prominent symbols of economic growth for nearly a century. Yet, in the aftermath of the tragedies of September 11, “signature” Tall buildings have become the focus of much debate. The structural systems today…
Foundation Design and Pile Testing Program for the 151 Story Incheon Tower in a Reclamation Area
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T; Harry G. Poulos & Frances Badelow, Coffey Geotechnics; Sung Ho-Kim, Jinyoung ENC Enterprise
The 151 storey super high-rise building is located in an area or reclaimed land constructed over soft marine clay in Songdo, Korea and is currently under design. This paper describes the design process in developing the foundation system of the…
Heating and Cooling Load Analysis of Supertall Building Considering the Vertical Micro-climate Change
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Doosam Song, Dept. of Mega Buildings and Bridges; Yang Su Kim, GK-3 Project
This paper aims to analyze how vertical micro-climate change affects building heating and cooling load in super tall building by TAS energy simulation program. Radiosonde which observes atmospheric parameters of upper air have been used as weather…
Validating the Dynamics of the Burj Khalifa
May 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T
Historically, tall building design and construction relied solely on minimum building code requirements. While many research and monitoring programs have been implemented, these programs are yet to be systematically validated and/or holistically…
Brief on the Construction Planning of the Burj Dubai Project, Dubai, UAE
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Kyung Jun Kim & Jae Ho Kim, Samsung C&T
The focus of this paper will be on the construction planning of the Burj Dubai tower, this paper will briefly present an overview of the structural system of the tower’s design and construction, which are integrated from the early design concept.
Sequential Analysis of Flat-Slab Construction and Its Impact on Construction Cycle
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 7th World Congress, New York; Seung-Chang Lee, Jae-Yo Kim, Seon-Chong Gang, Kyung-Yuel Choi & Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung Engineering & Construction
This paper will study the behavior of flat-plate slab system behavior when utilizing HPC during construction and its impact on long-term performance.
Application of High Performance Concrete in Petronas Twin Tower, KLCC
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Jae-Ho Kim & Seung-Hoon Lee, Samsung Corporation
This paper will focus on the development of high performance concrete for the highest building in the world, which required careful planning and choice of materials, laboratory and mock-up testing to confirm the mix design, and strict control on the…
Integration of Design and Construction of the Tallest Building in Korea
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T; William F. Baker, SOM; Kwang R. Chung, Dong Yang Structural Engineers
Tower Palace III was conceived as a 93-story residential tower soaring 320 meters into Seoul’s skyline. However, concerns of the local residents and authorities over the building height resulted in a 73-story tower with the same gross floor area.
Lateral Load Distribution Factor for Modal Pushover Analysis
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Geon-Woo Kim & Jin-Kyu Song, Chonnam National University; Sung-Jin Jung, Youngdong University; et al.
In this paper, a modal pushover analysis using design response spectra of UBC 97 is proposed. The proposed method is compared against the method in FEMA 273 and results of time history analysis.

Samsung C&T Corporation Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 23 Completed11 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 3 Completed4 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 9 Years
Most Common Function office, 17 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 16 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

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Tall Buildings Involving Samsung C&T Corporation

1   Burj Khalifa 2010 828 m Dubai
2   Merdeka PNB118 2021 644 m Kuala Lumpur
3   TAIPEI 101 2004 508 m Taipei
4   Lakhta Center 2019 462 m St. Petersburg
5   Petronas Twin Tower 2 1998 452 m Kuala Lumpur
6   Three Sixty West Tower B - 361 m Mumbai
7   Parc1 Tower A 2020 338 m Seoul
8   Tanjong Pagar Centre 2016 290 m Singapore
9   Gama Tower 2016 286 m Jakarta
10   Star Residences RT2 2019 265 m Kuala Lumpur
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Burj Khalifa 2010 828 m Dubai
2   Merdeka PNB118 2021 644 m Kuala Lumpur
3   TAIPEI 101 2004 508 m Taipei
4   Lakhta Center 2019 462 m St. Petersburg
5   Petronas Twin Tower 2 1998 452 m Kuala Lumpur
6   Three Sixty West Tower B - 361 m Mumbai
7   Parc1 Tower A 2020 338 m Seoul
8   Tanjong Pagar Centre 2016 290 m Singapore
9   Gama Tower 2016 286 m Jakarta
10   Star Residences RT2 2019 265 m Kuala Lumpur
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Under Constr.