Installer: Many (at least 10 companies)
General Contractor: Singrima Films
Northwest Spain’s leading financial institution is called ABANCA. ABANCA is unique in that this institution not only offers traditional retail banking at its 627 locations across Spain but also a range of digital and online offerings.
ABANCA opted for a major redesign of its office concept. One of their goals was to create spaces that were more open, comfortable and efficient for both clients and bank staff alike. ABANCA also wanted to create more inviting office spaces that foster a more collaborative atmosphere. They sought to better reflect their corporate philosophy and brand identity.
The end result was a concept for a bold new communal space. Now in the implementation stage, this new concept centers around the proper utilization of well-lit, open and bright areas. These spaces feature commercial help desks, informal places for meetings as well as interactive unit areas.
The new ABANCA concept is highly versatile. The ABANCA office space concept also quickly and easily accommodates privacy needs for clients and bank employees when the need arises. Each office space includes at least two meeting rooms that are separated from the general, open space via glass front and sliding doors. These glass front and sliding doors rest on a single recessed KLEIN ROLLGLASS+ glide. This approach allows for completely private yet not separate spaces. Clients and bank staff can benefit from privacy without forgoing elegance or spatial continuity.
The project selected a highly minimalist ROLLGLASS+ application that was recessed into a drop ceiling. Since there is no lower profile for the fixed glass panel, the end result is a system that is virtually invisible.
ABANCA seamlessly achieved their goal to transform their office spaces and achieve a free-flowing feeling. Now, the transition between open spaces and meeting rooms is both visually and physically effortless. Pre-existing architectural barriers have been minimized with striking results.
ABANCA opted for a customized floor-to-ceiling glass, set atop smooth and completely silent door glides. The design allows for ample natural light to reach every corner of the office environment. Wide passageways free of floor tracks further add to the overall elegance of the clean and highly-functional design. The Klein Soft Closing System also features as a key component of the project. Thanks to this braking system, both door slamming and door bounce back have been eliminated.
Through the ROLLGLASS+ System, complete architectural integration was achieved. The ROLLGLASS+ System’s pre-frame track allows for precision and a beautiful and essentially invisible installation.
The elegance and diverse features of ROLLGLASS+ made it an ideal choice for the ABANCA office space project. This year, ROLLGLASS+ won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award: Product Design 2018. Additionally, ROLLGLASS+ also had the distinction of being a finalist in the ADI-FAD Foundation 2018 DELTA Awards.