The Columbus, Ohio office of international design firm NBBJ is designing the new headquarters for the Housing Bank For Trade and Finance (HBTF), the largest bank branch network in Jordan. Located in the Schmeisani section of Amman, the new HBTF headquarters will feature a modern, iconic design helping to re-shape the city’s evolving skyline. It will also be among a handful of buildings in Amman created under the current sustainable design guidelines. Once completed, the new facility will provide employees with a state-of-the-art work environment to deliver even better service to customers.
Project description and drawings after the break.
Location: Amman, Jordan
Project team: Adam Shriver, Aleksandr Daskalov, Brian Sell, Chandra Wilcox, Dean Stump, Don Kruckeburg, Earl Lee, Ed Mickelson, Ivan Amy, Jim Lehnert, John Woods, Karen Miller Eskandari, Kent Usher, Mark Gammon, Mark Perry, Matt Manda, Mike Suriano, Nick Forbess, Scot Walls, Tony Murry, Tyler Bohm, Katie Hueblein, Michael Denison, Laura Elswick, Jeff Heffner, Jonathan Novak, Teri Umbarger, Brian Rezentes, Budiman Wiharja, Nursah Balcilar
Design Engineer: Arup
Local A/E: Arabtech Jardaneh
Lighting Designer: Quentin Thomas Associates
Food Service Designer: Hammer Design Associates
Wind Testing: CPP
Water Architecture: Dan Euser
Client: Housing Bank for Trade and Finance
Project area: 76,000 sqm
Project year: Estimated Completion 2014
Renderings: Li Fang / Illustration on Demand
The new 76,000 sqm headquarters will accommodate up to 1,200 employees and will address the bank’s need for flexibility, operational efficiency and consolidation. The design will feature an intelligent façade with flexible interior systems that allows the bank to accommodate industry and technological advancements without undergoing intensive renovations.Plans also include sustainable elements such as special landscaping that conserves water and provides shade from the sun for the site. The 7-story headquarters includes an office tower, new prototype for future retail branch locations and below-grade parking facilities.