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Redesign of a Private Bank in Basel, 2008
As of January 1, 2008, an up to that point independent private Basel bank was integrated in Mirabaud & Cie, Banquiers Privés, Anarchitekton GmbH was commissioned on the one hand to accommodate the ICT infrastructure within a room - that was created especially to this end - meeting the latest security Standards and, on the other hand, to adjust the existing customer areas t o the specifications of the new owner. Five customer reception salons were established, featuring different characters in terms of color, just as at the headquarters. Memorable rooms had to be created through fabric-covered walls, wall-to-wall carpets, drapes and architectural lighting for the reconditioned furnishings delivered by Mirabaud. A particular challenge was the integration of the salons - inspired by the appearance of 19th century rooms - in a building dating from the late 1960s with its typically moderate ceiling height. The illusion of amply high and...