Islamic Development Bank (also known as IDB) is a multilateral development financing institution located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The functions of the Bank are to participate in equity capital and grant loans for productive projects and enterprises and providing financial assistance to member countries for various forms of economic and social development. Adhering to Islamic principles forbidding usury, the Bank provides interest free loans primarily for infrastructural projects with socio-economic benefits. Designed primarily as staff accommodation for IsDB, these apartments seek to create a family centred lifestyle in the confines of a city block. The tower floor plates are designed to cantilever over the facilities/amenities podium while maintaining an appropriate residential scale. A landscaped deck on the podium effectively becomes an elevated park and garden for the towers, giving privacy and security for the tenants and their families.