Handelsbanken Norrköping in Sweden
Focus on openess
When you enter Handelsbanken’s premises in central Norrköping, you immediately notice the openness that marks them out throughout: from the cashier’s desks, you have a good overview of the rest of the premises, onto both conference rooms and individual office workplaces. The leitmotif was to give the employees more space between their workplaces than before, says staffan Krause, office manager at Handelsbanken Norrköping. this also helped to give the premises a feeling of openness, as the storage units between the workplaces now act as screens in place of high partitions. Part of the assignment for Hans Peterson and Ursula Bevegård, who worked on the project from Kinnarps Interiors, was to think in terms of creating a modern and welcoming office ambiance.
A bank with an open-plan solution and cheerful colour scheme
Since the new premises were inaugurated in December 2009, business has been proceeding as usual. the result is a welcoming office with a cheerful colour scheme accentuated in red, which is repeated in the furniture and the rest of the interior design. many of the brands included in the Kinnarps Interiors product offer are represented on the premises, including corner tables, desk chairs and visitor chairs from Kinnarps, as well as conference room furniture from materia, skandiform and Lammhults. the carpets come from ogeborg and the curtains from margrets. the cashier counters were specially manufactured by snIcKerIt AB, whereas the counter desktops come from strandbergs snickeri. Architect Per Wallgren from Diabas Arkitekter in norrköping was responsible for designing the cashier counters as well as the glass screens that can be seen between some of the workplaces.
KUND: Handelsbanken in Norrköping, Sweden
Projektgrupp: Staffan Krause and Maria Hoonk, Handelsbanken
Christina Ahlberg and Connie Kjölhede,
Handelsbanken Eastern Sweden
Hans Peterson, Kinnarps Interior Linköping and
Ursula Bevegård, Kinnarps AB