National Bank Financial + Private Banking

Size: 39,200 sq. ft.
Location: 239 8th Ave SW

 

Challenge:

Working with an historical building while bringing the National Bank brand to the forefront.

 

Solution:

An iconic sandstone building was strategically chosen as the new branch for 1859 National Bank Private Banking. Through the entry under the architectural copula, guests are struck by the vastness of the 3-storey reception. This space is about volume and solidity, with a classic modern vocabulary. Art Deco references are interspersed to highlight historical features. Grounding the space is a black stone desk and iconic seating. Above the logo-inset floor, a custom fixture cascades, dainty enough to showcase the exquisite mural above.
These traits cannot be reduced by time moving forward, nor removed by current design and technology trends.