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Major Financial Architectural Developments / Projects from around the World

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e-architect select the best, most significant examples of Bank Architecture. We cover completed financial buildings and new building designs across the world. Our focus is on contemporary banking buildings.

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Financial Architecture News arranged chronologically:

United Bank of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Design: Söhne und Partner Architekten with BET architects
United Bank of Addis Ababa Building
image from architect

United Bank of Addis Ababa – 27 Feb 2013
United bank represented in units coming together in to a single entity in a seamless fashion. These units are the shares that make up the bank. Shares are the people that came together to make this bank a reality. These units cluster into capsules which then recollect to a single entity expressing unity of units.

PKO Bank Polski Private Banking, Poland
Robert Majkut Design
Polish Bank Building
photograph from architects

Polish Bank Building – 8 Dec 2011
Robert Majkut Design studio, in cooperation with PKO Bank Polski, developed a project for private banking, offered to a selected group of the Bank’s clients. The designer’s task was to create a concept of interior design corresponding to the prestigious offer of the Bank as well as being consistent with previously elaborated visual identification of PKO Bank Polski Private Banking.

Spectacular Bank Buildings in the World – article from 17 Oct 2013

Financial Architecture

Key Financial Building Projects + Designs, alphabetical:

Danish National Bank Building, Copenhagen, Denmark
Arne Jacobsen, Architect; Dissing + Weitling A/S Arkitekten
Danish National Bank Building
photo © Adrian Welch

Danish National Bank Building
Austere building in the city centre by one of Denmark’s most famous architects of all time.

Rothschild Bank Headquarters, London, UK
Office for Metropolitan Architecture – OMA
Rothschild Bank London
picture from architect

Rothschild Bank London
New Court, the new London headquarters for Rothschild, and OMA’s first building in London is a  21,000m2 building embedded in a narrow medieval alley.
OMA’s design for New Court is the fourth building inhabited by Rothschild since 1809 on the architecturally rich site of St Swithin’s Lane. Led by the OMA partners Rem Koolhaas and Ellen van Loon, OMA designed a building with most of its mass lifted up from the street, reinstating the visual connection between the Lane and St Stephen Walbrook church, built by Christopher Wren in 1680, which had been hidden from view following 200 years of development.

Royal Bank of Scotland World HQ, Edinburgh, Scotland

Michael Laird Architects
Royal Bank of Scotland
photo : Keith Hunter

Royal Bank of Scotland World headquarters
The Royal Bank of Scotland HQ development covers a 78 acre site and includes 350,000sqft net of office accommodation. The design includes the retention of B-listed Gogarburn House which was restored for use as a staff leisure and health club.
‘Headquarter environments play a key role in the attraction and retention of staff and the planned development at Gogarburn will create a world class environment with leisure, crèche/nursery facilities as well as a new training centre within a sensitively landscaped environment.’

Unibank Headquarters, Copenhagen, Denmark
Henning Larsen Architects
Unibank building
photo © Adrian Welch

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Financial Buildings, alphabetical:

Al Rajhi Bank Headquarters, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Bankinter Building, Madrid, Spain
Rafael Moneo Architects

Bank of Spain, Jaén
Rafael Moneo Architects

Centrum Bank, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Hans Hollein with Bargetze + Partner, Vaduz

European Investment Bank – Phase 1, Luxembourg
Denys Lasdun Architects

European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
Ingenhoven Overdiek

European Investment Bank – Extension, Luxembourg
Denys Lasdun Architects

Hypo Alpe Adria Bank Headquarters, Udine, Italy
Morphosis Architects

Interbank Headquarters, Lima, Peru

Hans Hollein Architects

Middlefart Savings Bank, Fyn, Copenhagen, Denmark
3XN Architects

Municipal Savings Bank, Oberhausen, Germany
Sauerbruch Hutton

Nykredit offices, Copenhagen, Denmark

Schmidt Hammer Lassen

One Chase Manhattan Plaza (Chase Manhattan Bank), New York, USA
Gordon Bunschaft / Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM)

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Danish Stock Exchange, Copenhagen, Denmark
Lorenz og Hans van Steenwinkel, Arkitekten
Danish Stock Exchange
photo © Adrian Welch

Danish Stock Exchange Building

New York Stock Exchange, 8 Broad Street, New York, USA
George B. Post, architect

Financial Buildings – Links

HBoS Edinburgh Building

Royal Bank of Scotland Business School

Younger Building, Edinburgh Park

Royal Bank of Scotland HQ – Full set of Photographs

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