Shahjalal Islami Bank CHQ
Gulshan Avenue, Dhaka
Shahjalal Islami Bank
The design for the corporate headquarter of Shahjalal Islami Bank Ltd called for a sophisticated use of architectural grammar to exemplify their dignified existence as a successful corporate entity. As one of the oldest financial establishments, it has through a long way to its current position through meticulous services, principles, and a consistent corporate culture.The project stands as a building expressing the dignified establishment of the modern corporate identity. Its design incorporates sustainable features, and is registered with the intention of acquiring LEED certification.
The design aims to express sobriety and discipline by articulating clean lines and a bold form that stands out in the city’s skyline. The project is located on one of the most influential avenues in Dhaka. The front façade faces east on the avenue, with an elevation of layers of glass. The first layer of glass comprises of horizontal bands of ceramic fretting for heat resistance. The second layer is a shading technique integrated with the first layer of glass, made of glass fins with low-emissivity thermal properties. These fins run the length of the building’s height and with a composed pattern of ceramic fretting. Horizontal shading devices designed with aluminium louvers are a pragmatic provision in the south side, and further express the structure as a climate responsive design. The core has optimally placed in the west so as to maximize usable floor space on each floor, while also acting as a buffer zone from the heat of the west side.