INNOCAD, in cooperation with Berg&Tal architects, was commissioned in 2013 to do architectural space planning, office design and interior design for the headquarters of VOLKSBANK SUDTIROL in Bozen, a four-story double-wing zig-zag shaped office building which was planned by architect Christian Rubbert.
Two main elements were developed for the project to emphasize the firm?s identity. The first component is the exclusively designed wooden furniture that serves as "new work'' communication and dwelling furniture, which additionally provides the necessary storage space and doubles as partitions for the open workspace. It is made of a very unique, rustic oak veneer which offers a contemporary modern appearance that helps define the space.
The second component that contributes to the identity of the project is shown through specially commissioned artwork. The "WallWorks" by artist Esther Stocker, which is in the central "cores" compose an outstanding four-story room sculpture. Meeting rooms, retreat rooms, telephone boxes and sitting niches divide the wide space and create a sequence of open group offices. The ground floor is entirely a communication area. Various conference rooms, the bank branch and a coffee shop form a single unit and facilitate multiple customer experiences. In addition they have designed a fully integrated nursery demonstrating a nourishing employer/employee relationship.
For the team, it is a perfect example of a "new work" environment. There are no enclosed offices and even the top management is using the open space and its private enclaves. The client hired INNOCAD to create something unique and modern for their future work environment, which would be a contemporary interior design and a modern future-oriented office structure. The sequence of open group office combined with closed areas such as phone booth, think tanks and meeting rooms is essential for a forward looking office.