Perched up high over Istanbul’s skyline is the brand new HQ of Turkiye Finans Katilim Bankasi A.S. (Türkiye Finans Participation Bank). The concrete and glass building was completed in 2017, and it features interiors – designed by architects M-Ofis – seemingly floating in space thanks to floor-to-ceiling expansive glass surfaces.
The top floor, an oversize skylight in which sun rays permeate the glass box-like structure unhindered, was thought as a social interaction area, where events such as dinners and cocktail parties are held. There, around a central free standing fire place designed by Norman Foster, executives, guests or clients can lounge on Walter Knoll designs. On this floor, the 28th, the sofas Living Landscape 730 take center stage and entice tenants and on-lookers to enjoy 360-degree views of the Turkish metropolis.