A future of banking prototype
The architect Benjamin Ellwanger and ellwanger menzel architekten ingenieure created goals with Sparkasse LeerWittmund that they wanted the building to achieve. These included open-plan spaces to encourage team building and communication, no hierarchies and workspaces evident in the architecture, natural and high-quality materials, matt surfaces, a range of different working environments, as well as an office concept that aims to increase the average rate an office worker stands up and moves about from 15 to 50%. An atmosphere that projected a feeling of well-being, akin to a home, was to enhance employee loyalty and give customers a feeling of assurance. The Sparkasse’s areas dedicated to customers are all about feeling as relaxed as you would do at a friend’s place.