Ziraat bank headquarters by Kohn Pedersen Fox | ITSLIQUID

Ziraat bank headquarters by Kohn Pedersen Fox

Architecture | March 3, 2014 |

Ziraat Bank HeadquartersImage courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox associates

Ziraat Bank Headquarters by Kohn Pedersen Fox

Plans have been unveiled for Ziraat bank’s Istanbul headquarters, a large scale project comprising two distinct towers which will form the centerpiece of the city’s financial district. Located in a modern suburban district, the scheme, developed by international firm Kohn Pedersen Fox, exemplifies the Turkish capital’s growing status as a global financial center.

Ziraat Bank HeadquartersImage courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox associates

The 400,000 square meter project is connected through a podium at the base of the design which organizes both interior and exterior space – ensuring a vibrant public realm at ground level. The two identifiable towers rise out of the plinth becoming more transparent as they climb towards the sky. The façades of the structure combine high quality glass with metal frames emphasizing the scheme’s precise geometry.

Ziraat Bank HeadquartersImage courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox associates

“Drawing on the cultural heritage of Turkey and its great buildings over the course of history, the silhouette of the structure will create a significant architectural presence, distinguishing the new headquarters from its immediate neighbors within the future masterplan,” described the architects. “The form of the building and its facade adopts motifs, geometrical patterns and symbols of the Ottoman Empire, including the Ottoman symbol of the Tugra; the seal of the Sultan. The Tugra symbol is prevalent throughout the design.”

Ziraat Bank HeadquartersImage courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox associates

The Ziraat bank development was designed in collaboration with local architects A Tasarim Mimarlik, and planned in tandem with KKS.

more. www.kpf.com

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


JINGHE NEW CITY CULTURE and…

Architecture | July 7, 2022

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has been named winner of the competition to design the Jinghe New City Culture & Art Centre. Jinghe New City is growing as a science and technology hub north of Xi'an in China's Shaanxi province. Supported by new scientific research institutes and Read more


IT’S OUR F***ING BACKYARD DESIGNING…

Design | July 4, 2022

The Stedelijk spotlights the greatest challenge of our time: the climate crisis. The exhibition It’s Our F***ing Backyard shows that designers can make a compelling difference: through innovative experiments or by drawing on local knowledge, they invite us to look at materials in a radically new way and offer us design that is both responsible and aesthetic, comfortable and accessible. Read more


ESMA DEREBOY

Design | July 1, 2022

Esma Dereboy, one of the new era designers of Turkey, has achieved an important success by winning the IF DESIGN AWARD and the RED DOT AWARDS, which are the most important of the world-famous design awards this year. Read more


ZENTRUM PAUL KLEE

Architecture | June 29, 2022

The complex nature of the shapes and articulations of the body of work of German-Swiss artist Paul Klee is reflected in the architecture of the Zentrum. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!