savioz fabrizzi architectes
raiffeisen bank, martigny, conversion
banque raiffeisen martigny et région
new competence center and sercices, 33 work places
competition 2012 1st place,
sia 116 volume :
civil engineer :
alpatec sa, martigny
hvac engineer :
tecnoservice engineering sa, martigny
électrical engineer :
emeltec sàrl, martigny
the raiffeisen bank is located in an ideally-located building in martigny town centre, at the intersection between the rue de la poste and the rue du simplon. the bank currently occupies 250m2 on the ground floor plus a first-floor apartment, arranged to accommodate around fifteen employees. the head office project for banque raiffeisen martigny et région includes space for 15 additional employees, with a 50m2 increase in the first floor area and a 430m2 increase in the ground floor area, through acquisition of the adjacent premises.
the main entrance is in the rue de la poste. the ground floor contains the customer area and the office area, where 25 members of staff work. the different back-office sectors are focused around “boxes”, which enclose spaces where more privacy is required or equipment rooms. 4 consultation rooms are located in the main reception area and benefit from natural light entering from a patio.
a glazed horizontal panel runs along 3 of the bank’s façades, allowing plenty of natural light to reach the internal spaces.
the first floor contains offices for the managers and heads of departments. these have their own entrance, but an opening in the slab where a staircase emerges serves as a direct link with the lower level.
the space is modulated by a play between filled and empty spaces, offering great flexibility of use. the boxes delimit the working zones without partitioning them, facilitating lines of sight, the entry of natural light and movement around the building.