3xn scoops MIPIM Future Project Award for Offices 2006
3XN's visionary and empathetic wining proposal unites the Middelfart Savings Bank's high ambitions for their new head office. The new bank premises will ensure an open, transparent, and comfortable environment for employees and clients. Being one of the first new developments along the harbour front, it will also prompt demands for a high architectural quality in future developments. One large roof covers all functions in the building. It's a wide wooden structure with numerous openings that let in abundant daylight from the North, and allow for the employee's direct view of the sea from everywhere in the building. In this way, the light and friendly atmosphere, as envisaged by the bank, is achieved. The new building is carefully fitted into the context. On one side, the village street is respected by adhering to existent dimensions, scale and roof shapes. Towards the harbour, the building retracts and makes way for a new, triangular space embracing the view. From the square, one enters a big indoor 'market place', the heart of the building. With its central position, the building will become a natural meeting point for clients, staff and visitors.
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