Sparkasse Bodensee Konstanz
Total reconstruction and redesign of a bank branch
In 1997 the Sparkasse Konstanz (Konstanz Savings Bank) purchased this building from the German Federal Postal Agency. It was completed in 1891 in neo-Renaissance style and originally served as the main post office. The new owners commissioned Ramseier & Associates Ltd. with the transformation of the existing building into a modern financial center capable of meeting present-day requirements in terms of both functionality and design. Following a painstaking creative process that paid close attention to detail is a design that is both timeless as well as prototypical, and subtly acknowledges the extensive brick façade.
The central focus is provided by the new customer service hall, which is contained in a completely transparent glass cube. The planning was carried out in close cooperation with Konstanz-based architects Graf und Schmidt and E. Mosbacher, a façade planning firm in Friedrichshafen. Drees & Sommer of Stuttgart were responsible for project coordination.