Photos: Jens Kirchner, Düsseldorf
Verbands-Sparkasse Wesel originally opened in Schermbeck, Germany in 1980. In 2001 the banking group, which is one of the largest in Germany, approached UKW Innenarchitekten in Krefeld to redesign and modernized the space. Working with Entwurk Architekturbüro Jaeger the firm planned an 8-phase renovation, which was completed in 2013.
The design team made numerous structural changes to the interior space by added a staircase leading to the first floor, raising the ceiling height with elevated panels and regressed lighting, as well as new service stations and counters.
Chilewich Wall to Wall Rolls in Pebble and Salt Bouclé were selected for the space for its durability and ease of care. All Chilewich Flooring is Green Label Plus™ certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute. These guidelines are written to protect indoor air quality by mandating low VOC products. Green Label Plus™ certification is recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council and therefore Chilewich flooring also earns LEED points.