Banco Ciudad Headquarters / Foster + Partners

© Foster + Partners by Methanoia

Yesterday, we shared Foster + Partners‘ master plan for the West Kowloon Arts District.  Today, we’re bringing you Foster’s first office headquarters in .  Working with construction firm, CRIBA S.A. and local architect, BBRCH-Minond, Foster + Partners recently won the competition to design a new corporate headquarters for the Banco Ciudad of .   This huge headquarters, which will occupy an entire block, will incorporate a series of ‘villages’ that are connected by exterior circulation routes through patios and courtyards.

More images and more about the new headquarters after the break.

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The undulating roof seems to be floating gracefully above the entrance plaza, leading visitors directly into a full-height atrium.   Terraced office spaces are organized around this main space, all benefiting from natural daylighting and enjoying beautiful park views.

© Foster + Partners by Methanoia

As the area has recently been identified by the city’s government as a center of technology, this new bank seeks to provide a functional corporate entity that incorporates the latest sustainable features.  These include utilising the exposed thermal mass of concrete soffits with chilled beams for cooling; and reducing energy demands through shaded facades, which are oriented according to the path of the sun, and by encouraging natural ventilation.

© Foster + Partners by Methanoia

David Summerfield, design director at Foster + Partners, commented, “The plans will create a sustainable, distinctive headquarters for the bank, while drawing on the site’s industrial past to reinforce the unique character of the neighbourhood.”

© Foster + Partners by Methanoia
© Foster + Partners by Methanoia
Cite: Cilento, Karen. "Banco Ciudad Headquarters / Foster + Partners" 26 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 19 Sep 2014. <>


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    It looks like an airport terminal with more floorplates squeezed in, but it’s a very elegant building. More beautiful renderings from Foster’s team.

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    These are amazing renderings, what program is this???
    -Very nice project too, light construction that works so well.

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      i think Vyonyx are the real stars of those images and not the building, what amazing renders.

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      while im not 100% sure of these renderings, i would say the majority of fosters renderings are actually dbox. i should know…i worked on many of the foster images. they excelled at working us to death. thanks again for the great memories, foster…

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        F+P has many renders supplier. Some of them had been mentioned here.
        Another important studio is Methanoia (
        which have made this images. If you enter to their website you will find many F+P renders, as Saha Hadid and Phillippe Starck as well.

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    hey isla

    thanks for that link .
    these guys have great free tutorials

    do u know more place where i can learn visualisation stuff .


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    I cannot mention the company that made the renders but sorry it was definetely not Vyonyx this time…

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    i don’t know if is or not vyonyx this time, but they’re definetly using the cut out people and trees for free download on their website.

    param: if u speak spanish i recomend , of course you must be a cinema 4d user…

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