Photographer: Mark Scowen
The existing 2007 National Bank branch at Westfield Albany Mall was re-branded to the ANZ Bank in 2013 and had been due for a long-awaited refresh. The client brief required to undertake a full makeover of the existing bank branch and cater for increased retail banking and customer consultation capacity on a tight budget.
The tenancy is approximately 380sqm incorporating the main banking chamber, teller counters, digital lounge, front of house and back of house consultants, interview rooms and staff facilities.
ASC Architects created a ‘hybrid’ banking experience that incorporates a modern retail banking experience complimented with a mixture of bespoke lounge-type consultation atmosphere to reinforce the comfortable aspects of the interior. The overall design intention was also to strengthen branch visibility drawing focus from both the mall entry and exterior shopfront pedestrian walkway.
The branch has been designed with recognisable features of current ANZ branding, in conjunction with newly developed décor to uplift the design aesthetics, creating a warm and textured interior environment that is open, cosy, and can be navigated effortlessly.
Project completion early 2021