Location: Karachi
Size: 150,000 Sq. Ft
Completion: 2014

The IBL Building Center is a mixed-use development consisting of offices and retail shops. It stands out amidst the urban jungle due to its unique use of vibrant color against the backdrop of an earthy palette, a characteristic signature ASA style of architectural design. It is an efficiently planned building with underground parking, ground floor shops and three storeys of offices overlooking the city.

In a stroke of brilliance, Shahid Abdulla used shipping containers as spatial cubes juxtaposing their fabrication within the structural façade promoting material exploration. The result is a postmodern contemporary look by which a buoyant energy is expressed. Shops like Habitt, a premier home goods store, that engage with young consumers are therefore well-suited to the premises.