Tejarat Bank, Headquarters Competition, First Prize
By its very definition, banking industry is a xenophobic industry. But, with the ongoing paradigm shift in how we conceptualize finance, money and exchange of value, can we imagine a bank as an entity that is in symbiotic relationship with the city, open to the general public?
Furthermore, in dealing with an icon, can the new architecture function as a context to an existing text, as opposed to becoming an autonomous text in its own right?
For the bank of the 21th century, how can we produce an architecture that contributes to the contemporaneity of its agency?