This building is intended to be synonymous with its well-respected and progressive client. It exploits a north facing site and views over a golf course with a planar glazed main facade, which also serves to express corporate transparency. The bank has a monumental authority thanks to its structural grid, which emerges onto an entry court in the form of granite clad columns. This rhythm echoes traditional structures in Lahore without pastiche and is continued internally in a sequence of atriums, organised to suit functions including the banking hall and the executive area. The perception of fluid spatial sequence thus continues from outside in.
The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2011.