A certain quality
Contemporary forms overlaid with traditional materials make the executive floors of Malaysia's CIMB Bank headquarters an unusually "comfortable" place to be.
If one is struck with the feeling of stepping into a 'forward-looking bank' on the four executive floors of CIMB Bank's new headquarters, the sensation is anything but coincidental. Located in the 39-storey Menara Bumiputra Commerce on Jalan Raja Laut, Kuala Lumpur, their design evolved directly from a wish to go beyond the banking sector's typical blend of corporate form and function, toward an unintimidating but unmistakably high quality environment. As expressed by Adrian Symons, head of M Moser Associates in Kuala Lumpur, CIMB Bank wanted "a space that people feel comfortable coming into."