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HIMACS: Raiffensen

Prototype for an open bank by NAU Architecture and DGJ, made with HIMACS

Designed by Zurich based international design firm NAU Architecture in collaboration with studio Drexler Guinand Jauslin, the interior of the Open Lounge connect the history and the rich cultural past of the building by exhibiting portraits of the most prominent past residents in the walls – made out of Solid Surface HIMACS with a highly technological process.

Raiffeisen’s flagship branch on Zurich’s Kreuzplatz dissolves traditional barriers between customer and employee, creating a new type of “open bank,” a space of encounter.

Rethinking the nature of client - customer relations, the design represents a prototype for a bank where money is not the only consideration. Cast instead as an urban lounge, the atmosphere is open and light with hints of a high-end boutique. The main characteristics of the space?  The inspiring walls made out of  HIMACS, by Rosskopf & Partner with a highly technological process.

Location Zurich, Switzerland
Architecture & Design NAU Architecture, Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architekten + Rok Rippman Oesterle Knauss (Wallcovering patterns)
Material used HIMACS 12mm Alpine White
Photo Credit Jan Bitter
Other Wallcovering and joinery: Glaeser Baden AG
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