United Bank Building

Harmony of units

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    The United Bank Building is represented in small individual units coming together in to a single entity - in a seamless fashion.

    These units are a symbolic element for all the people who are working on and in the bank. On the façade all these particular units are piling up into clusters and come together to form a unified whole. This process displays a successful unity of units.

    One single element is also a symbol of the smallest financial unit. They all come together into hundreds, millions and billions to create the financial strength and power for which the United Bank is well known for in its business.

    A tower made of diamonds

    The significant shape of the building is a composition of a massive tower and a podium, which are intertwined by a diamond-shaped design.

    At the ground floor, a common plaza with greened spaces and urban landscape elements is created which leads to different entrances: branch bank, headquarters, shopping and rentals. This common plaza, primarily serving as a transition place, also symbolizes unity - people of different interest are coming to one shared point.

    At the same time the proposed headquarter building reacts to the existing urban fabric by responding to different existing heights, human scale and creating urban plaza at the entrance level.

     

    In cooperation with BET architects from Ethiopia.