Design takes inspiration from community, nature
SHARONVIEW FEDERAL CREDIT UNION | Gastonia, NC
size: 3,072 sf
completion: November 2015
photos: Sean Busher Photography
Shop! members contributed to the following elements:
Little architect, design
WHILE MONEY DOESN’T GROW ON TREES, THIS BANK’S ARTISTIC USE OF WOOD DOES GROW ON CUSTOMERS by providing them with a sense of calmness and authenticity. A sculpted, curved ceiling is both impressive and expressive. Slats of natural wood filter light from above the concierge desk, much like sunlight through a tree canopy.
More inspiration taken from nature includes a 10-ft.-long natural edge pecan tech table made from a 75-year-old tree that fell in the area. Allowing for casual interactions with banking professionals across multiple touch/tablet computer platforms, the table’s local roots also serve as a connection to the community.
A spa-influenced glass cube-shaped conference room featuring a retractable blue glass garage door and walls with blue translucent wave graphics promotes transparency and adds a chic contemporary vibe.