CA Crédito Agrícola / Marques Franco Arquitectos

CA Crédito Agrícola / Marques Franco Arquitectos

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Viana do Castelo, Portugal
  • General Contractor:Carlos José Fernandes
  • Client:CA Crédito Agrícola
  • City:Viana do Castelo
  • Country:Portugal
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Text description provided by the architects. Designing a bank is always a delicate affair. On the one hand it is important to highlight the transparency and accessibility necessary to an institution that holds our money. On the other hand, it is always necessary to ensure a sense of security and robustness. The exterior of the building looks for that, the ground floor is transparent, easy to see through and access, the upper floors have less fenestrations and more solid construction.

© José Campos Architectural Photography
© José Campos Architectural Photography

The needs of a modern bank are constantly changing, centralisation and decentralisation processes happen quickly and the digital age has brought and continues to bring different modes of management; all this has consequences for the use of space. In this way, the plans tend to be free and the modular furniture allows this flexibility.

© José Campos Architectural Photography
© José Campos Architectural Photography

The ground floor focuses on making the counter services to customers and generate space for the art gallery; the first floor is compartmentalised to ensure compliance of privacy and the second is a total open space with desks scattered freely, the top floor allows the construction of an auditorium with a reception room for 100 guests.

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Address:Viana do Castelo, Portugal

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Cite: "CA Crédito Agrícola / Marques Franco Arquitectos" 27 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/623573/ca-credito-agricola-marques-franco-arquitectos> ISSN 0719-8884
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