Size: 172,000 Sq. Ft
The Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim head office building in Islamabad is a massive architectural structure, a fairfaced concrete building that shows the strength of the armed forces. The concept centered on giving the buildness a softness with its gentle curvature but using rigid and strong materials to echo the nature of armed forces, whom this building is made for. Punctures across the building breathe in air and indirect sunlight, the heavy concrete is given a sense of lightness. The interior too is not cold and clinical but warm and engaging with wood paneling that is soft in its oak linear grooves.
The terraces overlooking the city between the exterior and interior are used as buffers, elements of design that break the powerful geometry of the building. They provide an almost homely touc to the office, making one forget the official nature of business for a few minutes of the day. The doors to the executive offices are made of partially frosted glass so as the extend the views from the central walkways between work spaces.