CTBUH Chapter Event

CTBUH SEA 2022: Next Generation Urbanism

Friday, 23 September 2022 | Four Seasons Place | Kuala Lumpur


On Friday, 23 September, The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) SEA 2022 Conference convened over 250 professionals at the Four Seasons Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The conference drew both local and foreign industry experts to the city to discuss the future of vertical urbanism in Southeast Asia, as well as new innovative development models and technological advancements prompted by a climatic convergence.


Program overview

The main program explored the new urban solutions of Southeast Asia, which has long been an epicentre for vibrant growth. The rate of development in SEA has accelerated urbanization of key cities and with it new innovations and solutions for sustainable density.  Kuala Lumpur holds its own long tradition in tall excellence leadership with the Petronas Towers, and now the next generation of projects including Merdeka 118 and 8 Conlay, a renaissance in high rise developments.  Delegates heard from colleagues on the new and unique solutions for vertical urbanisms in the region.

The sessions balanced thought-provoking and future-focused discussions on topics such as innovation, performance, urban integration, social equity, and more, and case studies of award-winning projects.



7:30 Am - 12:00 PM              Off-site Tours (By Invitation Only)
2:30-5:30 PM                        3 Speakers + 1 Panel Discussion
6:00 - 8:30 PM                      Cocktail Networking Reception




Four Seasons Hotel KL

Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur, also known as FSP KLCC Tower and Four Seasons KLCC, is a 74-story, 342.5-meter-tall supertall skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Malaysia. It features a 23 m high crown made out of steel at the top of the tower, making the tower reach the height of 342.5 m. The building is currently the tallest hotel in Southeast Asia, the fourth tallest in the world and the fourth tallest building in Malaysia. 




Off-site Programs:

By VIP Invitation Only

A guided tour for invited delegates was organised across 3 world class projects within KL. These projects are exemplary local projects with notable efforts in Tall Excellence and Environmental Sustainability adoption within urban settings.


Sponsored By:


Sales Engineering Director, Asia Pacific, Otis Elevator Company
Farmington, United States
Vice President, Head of Vertical Markets Business development, ASEAN, Siemens Smart Infrastructure
Zug, Switzerland
Director, VERITAS Design Group
Kuala Lumpur, United States
Director, Hijjas Architects + Planners
General manager Property Management, Mulia Property Development SDN BHD
Jakarta, Indonesia
Lead of Sustainability, Advisory & Planning, Arup
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Scenes from the day