The design for Middelfart Savings Bank derives from the bank’s visionary idiom. It wanted the building to be an aesthetic and enriching experience in the urban landscape – outwardly in balance with its surroundings, and inwardly the optimum working environment for its employees. The building has been designed to accommodate the open corporate culture that reflects the bank’s management style – and simultaniously to integrate the urban life going on around it in its working environment.
The building is characterized by a dramatic roofscape accommodating multiple functions. 83 prism-like skylights compose the spectacular roof surface defining the geometry of the building – in reference to the maritime environment as well as the surrounding buildings. The roof is specially designed to frame a perfect view towards the water while at the same time shading from direct sunlight. The working environment is further improved by sustainable features such as natural ventilation and the latest technologies in energy efficient heating and cooling, facilitate energy savings of 30-50 percent.