SEARCH IN BRIEF

 
200,000 sq m headquarters for Ziraat Bank to be designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) has been commissioned to design the new headquarters building for the Ziraat Bank in Istanbul. The country’s largest and oldest financial institution, the Ziraat Bank will play a key part in Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s plans to expand Turkey’s economy.

Split into two towers and encompassing 200,000 sq m of space, the sustainable headquarters will be located in the HOK-masterplanned Istanbul International Financial Center, a 4.2 million sq m mixed-use development commissioned by the Turkish Government.

KPF Managing Principal Paul Katz said: “We’re very excited to have won the commission for Ziraat Bank, and to expand KPF’s portfolio in the region. Few cities, if any, match Istanbul in cultural history, diversity, and geographical prominence.

"At the convergence of Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Istanbul has been one of the world’s foremost cultural and commercial capitals for centuries. With a flourishing economy and record levels of foreign investment, the city is once again becoming one of the world’s top financial centres.”

IN BRIEF
Tuesday 23 April 2013
Rising star gone to soon - Randall Stout dies at 56
Fri 25 Jul 2014
Maggie's Cultural Crawl tickets now available
Fri 25 Jul 2014
Post Tower wins CTBUH 10 Year Award
Fri 25 Jul 2014
Two winners announced for Archifest Pavilion
Thu 24 Jul 2014
Jane Duncan selected as next President of the Royal Institute of British Architects
Thu 24 Jul 2014
Longo Park Design Workshop's Jay Longo and Jennifer Park to join Forum Studio
Wed 23 Jul 2014
Three experts in sports design relocate from HKS Sports (Dallas) to Gensler
Wed 23 Jul 2014
"Are transport destinations the next typology?"
Tue 22 Jul 2014