Swedbank has 9.5 million retail customers and 622,000 corporate customers in Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The group has 317 branches in Sweden and more than 200 in the Baltic countries. It also maintains a presence in Copenhagen, Helsinki, Luxembourg, Marbella, New York, Oslo, Shanghai.
Their HQ was designed by 3XN, and the space is an innovative interpretation of the core values of the bank – Openness, Simplicity and Care . The office space focuses on transparency, and features minimalistic Scandinavian design principles. The architecture is based directly on the organisation’s profile as at once a solid, financially sound and modern bank interpreted through 3XN’s philosophy about behaviour and architecture.
The architectural theme is a folded triple-V structure, that breaks up volume and creates an inviting democratic environment in and around Swedbank’s new head office building. First and foremost the triple-v solution means that the employees are located closer to each other on undisturbed working islands than in a traditional office wing.