Design & Planning
The bank purchased a corner lot in a well exposed commercial area between the airport district and the CBD.
The lot allows for a small mix use commercial development where a supermarket, a residential apartment building and a bank branch were to be placed.
Additionally, the development had to be arranged in stages so the parcel could yield returns immediately and without interruption.
Our proposal was based on providing a welcoming icon for travellers and locals who inevitably had to pass in front of the building in every trip to and from the airport.
The idea, a bare concrete and glass box transparency and solidity, now critical to the public after 2017 Cyclone Pam which left Port Vila reduced ruble.
The commercial and residential components were allocated behind the plane of the bank which would have a triple height space to ad solemnity and elegance to the headquarters.