KPF to design two-tower HQ for Turkish bank

KPF has been commissioned to design the 200,000m2 headquarters for Ziraat Bank, the largest and oldest financial institution in Turkey.

The two tower complex headquarters will be the centerpiece of the new Istanbul International Financial Centre (IIFC) development.

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.

“With a flourishing economy and record levels of foreign investment, the city is once again becoming one of the world’s top financial centers.”

The firm is behind Abu Dhabi’s Midfield terminal, which is due for completion in 2017.