Banking Branch in Leiria \ 2L Atelier Arquitectos

• February 26, 2013

Joao Morgado shared with us one of his latest architectural photography. Designed by 2L Atelier Arquitectos, the project is a banking branch located in Leiria, Portugal.

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courtesy 2L Atelier Arquitectos | photo by Joao Morgado

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.

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courtesy 2L Atelier Arquitectos | photo by 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.

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courtesy 2L Atelier Arquitectos | photo by Joao Morgado

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courtesy 2L Atelier Arquitectos | photo by 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.

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courtesy 2L Atelier Arquitectos | photo by Joao Morgado

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courtesy 2L Atelier Arquitectos | photo by Joao Morgado

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

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courtesy 2L Atelier Arquitectos | photo by 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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courtesy 2L Atelier Arquitectos | photo by Joao Morgado

 + Project facts

Architect: eduardo rodrigues
Colaborators
: carlos lagoa
Engineering
: id2p, engenharia lda.
Client
: Caixa de Credito de Leiria
Photography
: Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

+ All images & drawings courtesy 2L Atelier Arquitectos | photo by Joao Morgado

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