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Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

New York, NY

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Finansbank Headquarters Interiors

When the emblematic Kristalkule tower—also designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners—was purchased by Finansbank late in construction, the acquisition was both an opportunity and a challenge for the architects.

The bank’s program had to be integrated into the nearly complete building and its strong corporate identity established entirely through interior design. Compounding this challenge was the fact that every floor of the tower was a different size. The solution was a rich palette of details and elements uniting the diverse spaces and befitting the bank’s corporate character, including back-painted glass with stainless steel frames in the lobbies, double-glass partitions for the enclosed offices, integrated metal ceilings with lineal lighting, and a raised floor.


SITE
Istanbul, Turkey

COMPONENTS
41,000 m2 / 441,320 ft2 gross area; boardroom, meeting rooms, executive offices, typical offices, Sky Garden, conference center, auditorium.

CLIENT
Finansbank

PCF&P SERVICES
Interior design

SUSTAINABILITY
LEED Silver Certification

AWARDS
Design Award American Institute of Architects, New York State Chapter, 2021

Commercial Interior Honorable Mention Architecture MasterPrize, 2019

Design Award of Honor Society of American Registered Architects, New York Council, 2017

Best Office Interior Turkey International Property Awards, 2017

Interiors Design Award Honorable Mention International Design Awards, 2016

 
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Status: Built
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Interiors: furniture design, layout and selection: Tiemme srl (Tatiana Milone), Milan; Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing / Lighting: Jaros Baum & Bolles, New York, NY; Images: Fernando Guerra, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

 
Executive floor
Executive floor