City Bank Uttara
95 000 sf.
This is a proposal for a City Bank tower in Uttara, a suburb north of Dhaka, Bangladesh. On the north side of the site, a service wall is extruded to maximise the open floor plates. This wall is a perforated stone, which acts to create a unified symbol, branding City Bank infrastructure around Bangladesh. The floors of the building are enveloped with curtain wall, intended to be wrapped with an iconic screen, responsive to the building’s varying site conditions. The façade lifts at ground level, revealing a threshold which pulls pedestrians to the centre of the site, and leads vehicular traffic to the rear of the building, into an underground garage. The rooftop and remaining ground level is landscaped with reflecting pools and gardens, for enjoyment of employees in the tower.