ziraat bank headquarters in istanbul by kohn pedersen fox
 
ziraat bank headquarters in istanbul by kohn pedersen fox ziraat bank headquarters in istanbul by kohn pedersen fox
jan 10, 2014

ziraat bank headquarters in istanbul by kohn pedersen fox

ziraat bank headquarters in istanbul by kohn pedersen fox
image © kohn pedersen fox associates

 

 

 

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.

 

 


the project will will form the centerpiece of the city’s financial district
image © 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.

 

 


a podium at the base of the design ensures a vibrant public realm at ground level
image © kohn pedersen fox associates

 

 

 

drawing on the region’s rich cultural history and heritage the building’s façades reference the motifs, geometrical patterns and symbols of the ottoman empire, with the tugra symbol, (the seal of the sultan) used throughout the design.

 

the ziraat bank development was designed in collaboration with local architects a tasarim mimarlik, and planned in tandem with KKS.

 

 


motifs and symbols of the ottoman empire are used throughout the design
image © kohn pedersen fox associates

 

 


the entrance to the vast financial complex
image © kohn pedersen fox associates

 

 


the atrium of the ‘ziraat bank headquarters’ is filled with natural light
image © kohn pedersen fox associates

 

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