In 1987, Barclays became First National Bank as it withdrew from South Africa amid industry-wide modernization. BankCity, a visionary project led by GAPP, emerged in response to these changes. It centralized human resources and banking operations in Johannesburg’s Central Business District.
GAPP’s urban design principles ensured BankCity became a distinctive corporate headquarters while seamlessly integrating into the city. It needed to convey banking solidity, blend tradition, and reflect Johannesburg’s essence.
Architects in association: Revel Fox & Partners cc; GAPS Architects and Urban Designers cc; Meyer Pienaar Smith Inc and RFB Consulting Architects cc