The Perdana Putra is the official office of the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Located at the central point of the Federal Territory of Putrajaya, this complex sits majestically on top a small hill that overlooks the lake, the other federal offices and the surrounding areas of the city.
Known in short as PMO or Prime Minister’s Office, Perdana Putra is a large building where the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and many other ministerial departments closely related to the leaders’ offices are located.
The outlook of Perdana Putra is very important as it must symbolize the country and its beliefs because this is where the top Malaysian leaders carry out administrative tasks and running of the country. As such, the Perdana Putra incorporated Islamic-Mogul architecture with an onion-shaped dome at the top. It is then surrounded by 4 smaller domes around it while the main block was designed using stone carvings and motifs of the bunga raya, which is the national flower of Malaysia.
It has been said that Perdana Putra was designed to exude stability and strength which must come from the executive branch of the Malaysian government. Construction started in 1997 when Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was in office and was completed some 2 years later. Ahmad Rozi Abd Wahab was the principal architect through aQidea Architect which put forth some Neoclassicism and Palladian influence that were drawn from Malay, Islamic and European cultures, giving the Perdana Putra a distinct and unique outlook and personality that it is today.