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  3. Henning Larsen Wins Competition to Design Central Bank of Libya

Henning Larsen Wins Competition to Design Central Bank of Libya

Henning Larsen Wins Competition to Design Central Bank of Libya
Henning Larsen Wins Competition to Design Central Bank of Libya, Plaza. Image © Henning Larsen Architects
Plaza. Image © Henning Larsen Architects

Henning Larsen Architects has won an invited competition to design a new headquarters for the Central Bank of Libya in Tripoli. Inspired by Libyan vernacular architecture, the structure will occupy two existing site excavations. The first, and largest, excavation will be transformed into a “shaded oasis” that serves both the bank and Gurji district by providing areas for operations, an education center, restaurant and hotel. The second will allow vehicular access to the treasuries. 

A mid-rise tower clad in horizontal shading louvers will top the excavated programs and provide all necessary programs for the bank. At its core will be a multi-story interior atrium that floods the interior with natural sunlight. 

Atrium. Image © Henning Larsen Architects
Atrium. Image © Henning Larsen Architects
© Henning Larsen Architects
© Henning Larsen Architects
  • Competition

    Central Bank of Libya
  • Award

    First Prize
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tripoli, Libya
  • Landscape Architects

    Henning Larsen Architects
  • Space Planning

    Henning Larsen Architects
  • Design Team

    Jacob Kurek (Responsible Partner), Kostas Poulopoulos (Lead Designer), Ewa Bryzek , Minky Mo Simonis, Carmen Sanz Marti
  • Sustainability

    Erik Holm-Hansson
  • Client

    Central Bank of Libya
  • Renders

    Christian Schjøll, Kyd Kitchaya, Peter Ravnborg
  • Area

    50000.0 sqm
  • Photographs

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Henning Larsen Wins Competition to Design Central Bank of Libya" 23 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/499533/henning-larsen-wins-competition-to-design-central-bank-of-libya/> ISSN 0719-8884