KPF Unveils Design for Ziraat Bank in Istanbul
January 6 2014
KPF is pleased to unveil the design of what will be their first project in Turkey: a pair of 40- and 46-story towers that will serve as the new headquarters for the country's largest and oldest financial institution. Ziraat Bank Headquarters will be the centerpiece 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.