Interior design of cashless branch of ČSOB
Sokolovská 394/17, Praha 8
MgA Adam Jirkal, MgA Jerry Koza
Ing. Tomáš Kalhous, Dipl. Ing. Claudia Schmidt, Ing.Arch.Tomáš Kubák, Ing. Arch. Peter Panulin, Ing. Arch. Vitek Markvart
competition proposal, June-July 2013, project documentation, November-December 2013
Ing. Tomáš Kalhous - MY76
January-February 2014, a total of 42days
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So far the smallest, but equally important intervention is the remodelling of the interior of ČSOB branch in Sokolovská Street in Prague, opposite the metro station Florenc. ČSOB forced to rethink its affiliates because of the competition between newly formed banks and new technology development. ČSOB choose a studio SAD in the tender competition, authors of recent reconstructed interior of Zizkov transmitter. The result is a clean white space with islands formed by carpets and comfortable armchairs. This is a cashless branch, where has disappeared completely separate personnel department. There are two rooms for private meetings, they are separated from the surroundings by partially glazed partitions with vertical wooden slats. We highly appreciate the fact that we can't find inside of the branch any printed flyers, posters and ads. Blue is a corporate colour (their logo is monochrome), which is applied only on coffee mugs or backlight digital projection. An important role is played by a two-level table (seating and barstools), where bank employees are waiting for You. Even greater is the acoustic ceiling. The authors were able to avoid the cheap cassettes with a good trick. Inspection openings - required for repair options - are integrated into the circular lights. The integrity of the ceiling are an adequate solution to a similar form of the floor. This is the big difference if You compared it to original cartridges ceiling and floor tiles.
From the text by Adam Gebrian.