CAPITAL
BANK

PROJECTS

LOCATION

LEFKOSA, CYPRUS

TYPE

RETAIL

YEAR

2016

AREA

5.000 sqm

CLIENT

CAPITAL BANK - CYPRUS

STATUS

in_progress

Capitalbank Headquarter located in 1000 sqm area in Lefkosa region of northern Cyprus.

Building rises in total 6 floors and it has two separate functional parts, adminitration and bank brach. These functions were determined as bank central office, operational areas, seminar-conference areas and management building on the floor level basis. The reinforced concrete structure has a angled glass facade to match the Cyprus climate and second facade from the expanded metal mesh which designed for solar control. The solid natural stone walls used on both sides of the structure provides background for the star form, which is the official indentity of the company. The wooden band which acts as a link between these two natural stones, creates the frame of the building at the same time. Thanks to these wooden panels which moves horizontally according to the movement of the sun, the building becomes sustainible with increasing natural lighting and decreasing mechanical heating-cooling systems.

Priority has been given to the use of natural and local materials in interior architecture. Only the plantation Cedar tree was used as wood, and local natural stone was used on the grounds. The social areas on each floor are linked to each other with the vertical gaps which helps to create effective working spaces.