Architecture and urban design studio, dhk, has unveiled its design for the head office of one of the largest banks in South Africa, Capitec Bank. dhk has designed a single three-storey building with a wide open-plan floor plate that ‘loops’ around a central triple-volume atrium. The loop adopts a fluid curvilinear form that shifts along its length, capitalising on the property’s 360-degree views. The floor plates are connected across the atrium by a series of feature bridges and staircases to promote interactivity between departments. The façade of the building was developed to accentuate the linear looped form with a simple ribbon of fenestration that responds to the ever-changing orientation of the building.
Designed by dhk