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Faisal Islamic Bank

Architecture | August 5, 2014 |

Faisal Islamic BankImage courtesy of Coop Himmelblau

Faisal Islamic Bank

The New Faisal Islamic Bank HQ & Cultural Centre in Khartoum combines the requirements of a modern Bank Head Quarter with a Cultural Centre in a unique way and forms an unprecedented landmark. The 70 meter high-rise profile is a solitary figure seen from all of the important views of Khartoum and its form and presence becomes a significant fixed point in the Khartoum skyline.

Faisal Islamic BankImage courtesy of Coop Himmelblau

The new Faisal Islamic Bank tower combines environmental, economic and social aspects in one contemporary headquarter building.  A sculptural and self-supporting concrete façade covers and connects through a central atrium two straight towers representing the Islamic Bank and the Culture Centre. This dialogue between the two components creates an autonomous microclimate inside the building, generated by a hanging garden in the atrium.

Faisal Islamic BankImage courtesy of Coop Himmelblau

The centrally placed vertical garden acts as a gravity cooling system. The ascending heat is drawn into the Hanging Garden to get cooled. As the cold air is descending the condensed water is used to moist the plants and fresh air flows out on the ground floor of the atrium where it is distributed in the entire building.

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