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Istanbul International Financial Center by HOK

By : Dennis Franklin | 24 Mar 2016 2:42 am | Urban

The construction of the Istanbul International Financial Center has begun and the complex aims to be one of the pylons which will push the economy of Turkey into the top 10 of the world until the year 2023. The building covers a 170 acre site and is on the Asian side of the city. Designed by the practice of HOK, the building will house the country’s head financial offices and governing bodies, either state owned or private banks or other…

Community Mosque by HOK

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Jan 2015 6:04 pm | Landmarks

The HOK architectural practice was commissioned to design ten of the communal buildings in the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (which we covered here) located in the city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The design will include a mosque, a library, a bowling alley as well as four utility structures and a residential neighborhood with 200 houses along the research center so that the staff and families of the researchers can be supported. The mosque is entered through floating…

Indianapolis Airport by HOK

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Aug 2014 6:34 pm | Airports

The Indianapolis Airport was designed by the HOK architectural practice with Hunter Douglas as manufacturers bringing the project up to contemporary standards with a curved roof and increased mobility, security features and functionality. The airport is at a distance of 16 miles from the city center and it is between two main runways. The central element of the terminal is the Civic Plaza with a design that is inspired by the Monument Circle in the city and it has a…

Baku Flame Towers by HOK

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 Jan 2014 5:48 pm | Skyscrapers

The Baku Flame Towers comprise a mixed-use development created by the HOK architectural practice and they are located on a hill overlooking the waterfront of Baku in Azerbaijan and set in a triangular formation. Each tower has a specific function and they represent flame-shapes referencing the local history of fire worship. The towers have a height of 140 meters and each offers an overview of the capital as well as of the Caspian Sea. The tallest tower is at the…

Dubai 2020 World Expo site by HOK

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Dec 2013 8:29 pm | Other

Dubai is the first city in the Middle East that was selected to host the World Expo in 2020 and the HOK architectural practice designed a proposal for the site with a futuristic design that integrates the heritage of the Emirates with innovative new elements. The designers collaborated with the Populous and Arup studios to create the project which is comprised of three pavilions that symbolize opportunity, sustainability and mobility, being linked through a large plaza in the center. The…

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