VENTURES INTO THE HEART OF AFRICA
Pro Credit Bank DRC
This internationally renowned bank awarded STUDIO SIXTEEN the fiercely contested tender for the design and turnkey construction of their banks in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
± 80 - 350m²
Gombe, Lubumbashi, Huilerie, Victoire and Upak, Democratic Republic of Congo
Gombe - Flagship store
Design development: 12 weeks
Site implementation: 6 weeks
- Design each of the banks according to the extensive guidelines which apply to their more than 650 branches across the globe.
- Plan and supervise construction and refurbishment work required to realise the design.
- Maintain and pronounce the brand image in each bank whilst using colourful, comfortable, hardwearing and energy efficient fittings and furniture.
Our Unique Design Solution
ProCredit bank's international footprint meant they had well established guidelines in place to ensure uniformity in the translation of their design language. S16 took these into consideration and combined them with their detailed understanding of the functional requirements of each site and space. It was key to have a solid understanding of the bank's image, and also to make use of S16's logistical partnerships to assist with co-ordination and transport.
S16 made use of natural colours and hard-wearing materials with emphasis on the corporate colour, red, to achieve a down-to-earth, welcoming, and professional environment suited to the brands identity. Durability and longevity was key to the designs extensive, high traffic lifespan. This provided value taking an economically efficient budget into consideration.