CDC Building

Name of Project
CDC Building
Location
Karachi
Size
100,000 Sq. Ft.
Date of Completion
2010
Scope
Architecture and Interior design, coordination and top supervision
The site is located on the most important and visible thoroughfare in Karachi; Shahrah-e-Faisal.  To design an office building in two phases was a particular challenge.  The CDC Building was designed in a way that the first phase looked like a complete project on its own, whereas the second phase was added a few years later. The visually dominating massing was carved out, setting it apart from its surroundings.  To further enhance its volumetric balance, fair-faced panels were used on the exterior surface.  These were offset by large studied curtain-walls that gave the composition a magic that attracted even the fast moving observers. The interior spaces gained abundant natural light while framing the views of the urban landscape.