|Solar "trees" are part of the HOK masterplan for the Istanbul International Financial Center in Turkey. Image: HOK|
Site work has begun on a new finance center complex in Istanbul, Turkey. Masterplanned by HOK, the Istanbul International Financial Center (IIFC) will occupy a 170-acre (69-hectare site) will also include two high-rise office towers designed by the firm.
Located on a site between the Ataşehir and Ümraniye districts, HOK's masterplan divides the complex into four districts with cultural, commerce, governance, and civic functions.
|Aerial view of IIFC plan. Image: HOK|
The masterplan also calls for some 45 million square feet (4.2 million square meters) of built space divided among office, residential, retail, conference, and hotel functions on a campus of buildings organized around a series of three major open spaces and surrounded by park space. Major infrastructure improvements, including a new subway line and stop, are also plans.
Construction of the IIFC is expected to be complete in 2016.
|One of the three plazas of the IIFC. Image: HOK|
- Master planner: HOK
- Builder: Arup
- Engineer: Arup
- Sustainability Consultant: Arup
- IT Consultant: Arup
- Communications and Security design services: Arup
|The mixed-use master plan for the 170-acre (69-hectare) includes offices, hotel and residential units, retail, and conference space. Image: HOK|
|Towers of the IIFC. Image: HOK|
|Site plan of IIFC. Image: HOK|