Architect: Warren and Mahoney
Client: NAB – National Australia Bank
Location: 333 George Street, Sydney
Work completed by Active Metal:
Structural steel stairs, structural steel support beams, glass balustrades, timber cladding, timber feature walls, timber treads, timber handrails, tactiles, stair nosings.
A brand new look to demonstrate the direction of future banking, NAB’s flagship bank in the heart of the city is everything banks historically aren’t; exciting, cutting edge and stylish. Set across 2 inspirational levels, the reimagined branch meets all of the customer’s financial needs in a single location.
Customers arrive to a warm welcome from a strategically-recruited brand staff member who then direct them to one of the many specialist zones. As customers wind their way around the impressive timber staircase, tread lights illuminate their step and create a stunning visual effect. The stair is a unique example of the use of engineered timber board and even includes an informal step meeting zone, reinforcing the role of the stair as an important collaborative artery in this ground breaking bank design.