The spacious, two-storey entrance hall with three central service points and a circular lighting concept is a sublime prelude. The shell limestone natural stone floor and the high proportion of light wood, warm accents in the CI colour and a wall-high motif of the local landmark, the Lauerturm, all create a sophisticated and inviting ambience. This increases in homeliness in the rear lounge and consulting area as well as on the first floor, which is fitted throughout with light oak parquet flooring.
Comfortable upholstered furniture in the waiting area along the gallery on the first floor serves as an eye-catching feature. Individual and group offices for digital and private banking, a child-friendly family room, and three themed consulting rooms branch off from here. The themes are, depending on the occasion, “sport”/leisure, “fireside lounge”/own home, and “classic-elegant meeting”/business, in each case providing an appropriate and inspiring environment.
Ergonomic strong points and active aspects immediately catch the eye: furniture that can be individually adjusted to the body and is variable in height; mobility on castors; lightweight, stackable solutions for flexible arrangements; and retreat areas that can be screened off. Here, everyone can find their own place of wellbeing – whether it be for themselves, in negotiations as part of a large team, or in confidential consultations. Having proven successful here, the furnishing and design concept is set to be used in other Sparkasse Karlsruhe branches as well.