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Banking Branch in Colmeias / 2L Atelier Arquitectos

  • Architects: 2L Atelier Arquitectos
  • Location: Colmeias, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge: Eduardo Rodrigues
  • Collaborator: Carlos Lagoa
  • Engineering: id2p engenharia
  • Client: Caixa de Credito de Leiria
  • Area: 200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Joao Morgado

© Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado

© Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

From the architect. With the purpose in requalifying an old building belonging to a derelict industrial area, this project proposes a new concept for a banking branch by presenting an innovative attendance desk design that leads to a new and fresh appearance, language and workplace blueprint, without losing the institution’s identity. This new image needs to be cohesive, simple in its form, identifiable from other institution’s branches, communicative and friendly.

© Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

The idea bases itself in the use of two objects: a box, as a reference to the institution, and a desk, becoming the two, protagonists of a story that molds and arranges the surrounding space consisting of approximately 200 m2.

© Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

The entry box, an element in sheer stone, transmutes between two identities: a solid and featureless form during the day; a translucent and welcoming sight at night revealing in its interior the institution’s identity.

© Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

The desk as the element that delimits space and stipulates the proximity between the client and the bank.

© Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

Clearly delineated spaces and objects are created, and monoliths that convey the company’s motto “we of the land” as an idea of solidity, drive the point of the intervention, the purity in geometry, offering aunique experience.

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