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.”