Located in Vilnius, Lithuania, Swedbank Head Office Designed by Audrius Ambrasas Architects, Swedbank‘s new head office building in Vilnius is located in a recently developed but rapidly growing political, commercial and recreational area of the Lithuanian capital, on the right bank of the Neris River. The location of the building created a number of challenges for the architects.
The building consists of two main parts. The first is two 15 and 16 storey structures and the second is a lower structure, comprising of two blocks – the broken-lined parterre and the regular four-storey administrative office. The building has a 4500 sq m terrace, constructed on the stylobate part, offering views of the river.
The ground floor, under the terrace, opens into a wide one-piece space. It comprises a café for 150 visitors, both employees and guests of the bank, and also an auditorium for an audience of 150 people and a reading room, in addition to the customer servicing centre and the business centre.
The finish on the blank facade walls has been created by using stainless-metal plates polished in different directions. The ornamental effect was obtained by varying the plate polishing direction which makes the facade look multi-coloured.