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Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

New York, NY

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Soyak Kristalkule | Finansbank Headquarters

The distinctive prismatic form of this 35-story office tower, housing the headquarters of a major bank, is the product of a subtractive operation applied to an orthogonal form, transforming it dramatically in accordance with precise and rigorously applied geometric parameters. The resulting volume creates a striking silhouette on Istanbul’s skyline. At street level the tower addresses a generous entry plaza on one side, while on the other it is joined to an extensive stone-clad base containing dining, conference, and gathering spaces above several levels of parking and supporting, at its opposite end, a smaller 12-story office block.

 
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Status: Built
Location: Istanbul, TR
My Role: Architect