Garanti Bank Headquarters / Olive Grove Towers

Located in Istanbul, Turkey, the Olive Grove Towers is a 30-story modernist designed, high-rise building of glass and reinforced concrete that houses the Garanti Bank headquarters.

The distinctive semi-circular architecture of the building is eye-catching to the passerby, both day and night.  The building features 20 office levels, eight parking levels, and two levels of retail/lobby space.  The structure was designed as a reinforced concrete frame with shear walls to resist severe earthquake forces.