Essence

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Young people in the centre

Designed by studio aMDL - arch. Alberto Bianchi
Intesa Sanpaolo Bank, Milan, Italy

Essence

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Inspirations

An open space steadily animated by initiatives for young people, events and moments of live music and cultural events

The Superflash Store in Milan is in Torino street, famous for being a popular shopping area. The bank is an open space of 570 mq, a sort of a big square made possible by team-work. "The purpose was to create an incentive for young people to come to bank – explains Albert Bianchi from aMDL architectural studio, the head of the project – we decided to realize the opposite of a traditional bank. The interlocking door control system was removed and replaced with always-open doors. There are no counter or cash desk".

Ideas of living

Dominating the scene is the floor chosen in wide, long (almost industrial) boards, from 4 to 5 meters, that emphatizes the width of the spaces. Wood brings warmth in every Superflash store to mark even more the difference with traditional banks, that usually have a more technological imprint.


Reale | Knotty | Brushed


Reale | Knotty | Brushed


Reale | Knotty | Brushed


Outside


Other references

The intense villa

The villa into the green 

Designed by arch. Roberto Marcon

TunnelStudios