New banking relocation to Istanbul

Swanke Hayden Connell Mimarlik, our Turkish studio, continues to play an important role in facilitating financial and banking sector relocations from Ankara, led by the Central Bank of Turkey.

Vakifbank is the 3rd largest bank in Turkey with over 400bn TL of assets. The recent appointment to design Vakifbank’s HQ interiors in the Istanbul Financial Centre is our second relocation project for this client and builds on a long tradition of serving the financial community that began in the 1990’s with major architectural high-rise projects for both Isbank and Sabanci Bank.

The project comprises 60,000 sqm of accommodation including offices, executive areas, meeting rooms, lounge areas, training facilities, cafeteria and other social support functions.