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Old December 25th, 2013, 03:42 PM   #1
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ISTANBUL | Ziraat Bank Towers | 46 fl | 40 fl | Prep

Ziraat Bank Towers
Istanbul, Turkey

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FLOORS: 46 fl & 40 fl
ARCHITECT: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)

International architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) has shared its design for a new headquarters for Turkey’s largest and oldest financial institution, Ziraat Bank, in a modern, suburban district of Istanbul.

The two-tower, over 400,000m2 Ziraat Bank headquarters will be the centre‐piece of the new Istanbul International Financial Centre (IIFF), exemplifying Istanbul’s status as a global financial centre and Ziraat Bank's position as the country’s leading bank. The new complex, designed in association with locally‐ based architects A Tasarim Mimarlik and planned in tandem with KKS, will reflect the corporate image of financial service buildings currently emerging across the globe, whilst taking inspiration from its rich architectural context.

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 neighbours within the future masterplan. 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.

The podium is designed as a plinth for the towers, organising the interior and exterior spaces to create vibrant and dynamic public realm around the buildings. The towers, of 46 storeys and 40 storeys respectively, will rise from the podium, progressively becoming more transparent as they reach towards the sky. Facades and interior materials are inspired by their locality, combining high quality glass and metal frames to accentuate the building’s geometry.

KPF Managing Principal, Paul Katz commented, “With the support and encouragement of a visionary client, we have designed a modern financial service, high rise which is inspired by the intricacies of Istanbul’s incredible cultural, urban, and historical legacy.”

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http://www.arup.com/Projects/Ziraat_Bank_HQ.aspx

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  • Two towers which are 46 and 40 storeys high.
  • Influenced by Ottoman and Turkish architecture.

The new headquarters of Ziraat Bank is an impressive complex made up of two towers which are 46 and 40 storeys high sitting on an eight floor podium.

After completion of the design and masterplan of the Istanbul International Finance Centre, we were commissioned to deliver the headquarters building inside the financial centre, which is strategically situated at the junction of two main access roads.

With a total construction area of 400,000m2, the complex will accommodate a retail area, a conference centre and a multi-purpose hall.

The architectural concept is influenced from Ottoman and Turkish architecture and will be an iconic landmark.

Compatible with future needs

The building will be compatible with recent technology and adaptable to future technology. It will be ecological, sustainable, and sensitive to the local culture and environment.

With a unique identity and aesthetic value, the complex will fit the bank's image whilst offering employees a comfortable working environment, in accordance with international standards.

We are providing structural, mechanical, electrical, infrastructure engineering, geotechnical advice, fire and vertical transportation services for this new development. The project is also aiming for a LEED Silver certificate.


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Inspired by Ottoman's roots

The unique identity of the structure is influenced by the shape of Tughra, which represents the Ottoman culture.

Tughra is a calligraphic monogram, seal or signature of an Ottoman sultan that was used in all official documents and correspondences. Each sultan has his own unique Tughra, and they are considered as works of art.

The shape of the building is similar to the basic aesthetic elements of this calligraphic.


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awesome! That site is really huge.
These towers look pretty good and the base is truly amazing.
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