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Major Financial Architectural Developments / Projects from around the World

post updated 20 Mar 2020

Bank Architecture

e-architect select the best, most significant examples of Bank Architecture. We cover completed financial buildings and new building designs across the world. Our focus is on contemporary banking buildings.

Bank Building Designs

Financial Architecture News arranged chronologically:

27 Feb 2013
United Bank of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, north east Africa
Date of design: 2013
Design: Söhne und Partner Architekten with BET architects
United Bank of Addis Ababa Building
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United Bank of Addis Ababa
United bank represented in units coming together in to a single entity in a seamless fashion. These units are the shares that make up the bank. Shares are the people that came together to make this bank a reality. These units cluster into capsules which then recollect to a single entity expressing unity of units.

8 Dec 2011
PKO Bank Polski Private Banking, Poland, eastern Europe
Date built: 2011
Architects: Robert Majkut Design
Polish Bank Building
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Polish Bank Building
Robert Majkut Design studio, in cooperation with PKO Bank Polski, developed a project for private banking, offered to a selected group of the Bank’s clients. The designer’s task was to create a concept of interior design corresponding to the prestigious offer of the Bank as well as being consistent with previously elaborated visual identification of PKO Bank Polski Private Banking.

Spectacular Bank Buildings in the World – article from 17 Oct 2013

Financial Architecture

Key Financial Building Projects + Designs, alphabetical:

Danish National Bank Building, Copenhagen, Denmark
Date built: 1978
Design: Arne Jacobsen Architect ; Dissing + Weitling A/S Arkitekten
Danish National Bank Building
photo © Adrian Welch
Danish National Bank Building
Austere building in the city centre by one of Denmark’s most famous architects of all time.

Rothschild Bank Headquarters, London, UK
Date built: 2006-
Design: Office for Metropolitan Architecture – OMA
Rothschild Bank London
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Rothschild Bank London
New Court, the new London headquarters for Rothschild, and OMA’s first building in London is a 21,000m2 building embedded in a narrow medieval alley.
OMA’s design for New Court is the fourth building inhabited by Rothschild since 1809 on the architecturally rich site of St Swithin’s Lane. Led by the OMA partners Rem Koolhaas and Ellen van Loon, OMA designed a building with most of its mass lifted up from the street, reinstating the visual connection between the Lane and St Stephen Walbrook church, built by Christopher Wren in 1680, which had been hidden from view following 200 years of development.

Royal Bank of Scotland World HQ, Edinburgh, Scotland
Date built: 2007-08
Design: Michael Laird Architects (MLA)
Royal Bank of Scotland
photo : Keith Hunter
Royal Bank of Scotland World headquarters
The Royal Bank of Scotland HQ development covers a 78 acre site and includes 350,000sqft net of office accommodation. The design includes the retention of B-listed Gogarburn House which was restored for use as a staff leisure and health club.
‘Headquarter environments play a key role in the attraction and retention of staff and the planned development at Gogarburn will create a world class environment with leisure, crèche/nursery facilities as well as a new training centre within a sensitively landscaped environment.’

Unibank Headquarters, Copenhagen, Denmark
Date built: 1999
Design: Henning Larsen Architects
Unibank building
photo © Adrian Welch

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Financial Buildings, alphabetical:

Al Rajhi Bank Headquarters, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Design: SOM

Bankinter Building, Madrid, Spain
Design: Rafael Moneo Architects

Bank of Spain, Jaén
Rafael Moneo Architects

Centrum Bank, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Design: Hans Hollein with Bargetze + Partner, Vaduz

European Investment Bank Phase 1, Luxembourg
Design: Denys Lasdun Architects

European Investment Bank Extension, Luxembourg
Denys Lasdun Architects

European Investment Bank Redevelopment, Luxembourg
Design: Ingenhoven Overdiek

Hypo Alpe Adria Bank Headquarters, Udine, Italy
Design: Morphosis Architects

Interbank Headquarters, Lima, Peru

Design: Hans Hollein Architects

Middlefart Savings Bank, Fyn, Copenhagen, Denmark
Design: 3XN Architects

Municipal Savings Bank, Oberhausen, Germany
Sauerbruch Hutton

Nykredit offices, Copenhagen, Denmark

Schmidt Hammer Lassen

One Chase Manhattan Plaza (Chase Manhattan Bank), New York, USA
Gordon Bunschaft / Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM)

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Danish Stock Exchange, Copenhagen, Denmark
Date built: 1625
Design: Lorenz og Hans van Steenwinkel, Arkitekten
Danish Stock Exchange
photo © Adrian Welch
Danish Stock Exchange Building

New York Stock Exchange, 8 Broad Street, New York, USA
Date built: 1903
Design: George B. Post, architect

Contemporary Bank Buildings

Financial Buildings – Links

HBoS Edinburgh Building

Royal Bank of Scotland Business School

Younger Building, Edinburgh Park

Royal Bank of Scotland HQ – Full set of Photographs

Buildings / photos for the Contemporary Bank ArchitectureFinancial Buildings page welcome