Barwa Bank

The Sharia’h compliant Bank of the Future
Barwa Bank

CREA International created a new retail service design model able to reflect the overall spirit of the Qatar as a free and welcoming country. The working team started from the research of the history and traditions of the country and the Qatari people who deeply foster the sense of belonging to their roots and culture.

CREA International created a new retail service design model able to reflect the overall spirit of the Qatar as a free and welcoming country. The working team started from the research of the history and traditions of the country and the Qatari people who deeply foster the sense of belonging to their roots and culture.

 The working team proceeded through a deep analysis of the mission of Barwa Bank and its values, finally looking for the banking models both in Western and Middle East countries.

The bank design concept looks like a treasure chest fostering the value-rated traditions of the country. Inside the new branch design concept, client can enjoy a new retail service design journey which aims to set a new free flow and browsing approach, integrating the self-banking model with the assisted consultancy.

They can freely browse within the premises with no need to seat and queue waiting for their turn. Each client is welcome by a butler who registers their priority of attendance through a queuing system color coding. Meanwhile it invites customers to browse the interactive tables  showcasing the banking new products or to discover the technological devices displayed at the entrance.

The  new design concept is inspired by the landscape of Qatarand its nature: the sand dunes inspired the smooth shapes mixed with clear cuts and geometrical lines; the flower of the desert with their delicate colors become the symbol of energy and growth; the mother pearl and finely carved architectural walls become the main features conceiving a message of wealth and preciousness.

At the center of the branch stands a precious blossom flower of the desert around which orbit, as petals, a series of working station where the main bank activities sheltering the growth of the country are operated. The mother pearl luminescence dresses the whole space to capture the Qatari colors, while the inlays with Islamic arabesque run along the perimeter walls. Resin, Corian and Barrisol get together to give birth to a fluid natural and morphological shaped architectural box which, apart from hiding technology, it imparts to the bank store a unique, cozy and enfolding environmental branding. Finally a fully transparent shop front characterizes Barwa Bank. To strengthen this uniqueness of Barwa Bank all ATM machines and mobile branches have been developed with the same strong design approach.

The flower, iconic symbol of Barwa Bank is now blossoming throughout Qatar to deliver top quality service to clients.

FINANCIAL

REGION 

qatar

CLIENT

BARWA BANK

PROJECT NAME

UPPER AFFLUENT FLAGSHIP 

DESIGN CONCEPT

TYPOLOGY 

BRANCHES

STATUS

Open

Barwa Bank
Barwa Bank
The first Islamic bank looking at the future: service design innovation and country traditions in a perfect balance
Barwa Bank
Barwa Bank
Barwa Bank
Barwa Bank
A new retail service design journey able to reflect the overall spirit of the country, free and welcoming
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CREA International created a new retail service design model able to reflect the overall spirit of the Qatar as a free and welcoming country. The working team started from the research of the history and traditions of the country and the Qatari people who deeply foster the sense of belonging to their roots and culture.

CREA International created a new retail service design model able to reflect the overall spirit of the Qatar as a free and welcoming country. The working team started from the research of the history and traditions of the country and the Qatari people who deeply foster the sense of belonging to their roots and culture.

 The working team proceeded through a deep analysis of the mission of Barwa Bank and its values, finally looking for the banking models both in Western and Middle East countries.

The bank design concept looks like a treasure chest fostering the value-rated traditions of the country. Inside the new branch design concept, client can enjoy a new retail service design journey which aims to set a new free flow and browsing approach, integrating the self-banking model with the assisted consultancy.

They can freely browse within the premises with no need to seat and queue waiting for their turn. Each client is welcome by a butler who registers their priority of attendance through a queuing system color coding. Meanwhile it invites customers to browse the interactive tables  showcasing the banking new products or to discover the technological devices displayed at the entrance.

The  new design concept is inspired by the landscape of Qatarand its nature: the sand dunes inspired the smooth shapes mixed with clear cuts and geometrical lines; the flower of the desert with their delicate colors become the symbol of energy and growth; the mother pearl and finely carved architectural walls become the main features conceiving a message of wealth and preciousness.

At the center of the branch stands a precious blossom flower of the desert around which orbit, as petals, a series of working station where the main bank activities sheltering the growth of the country are operated. The mother pearl luminescence dresses the whole space to capture the Qatari colors, while the inlays with Islamic arabesque run along the perimeter walls. Resin, Corian and Barrisol get together to give birth to a fluid natural and morphological shaped architectural box which, apart from hiding technology, it imparts to the bank store a unique, cozy and enfolding environmental branding. Finally a fully transparent shop front characterizes Barwa Bank. To strengthen this uniqueness of Barwa Bank all ATM machines and mobile branches have been developed with the same strong design approach.

The flower, iconic symbol of Barwa Bank is now blossoming throughout Qatar to deliver top quality service to clients.

FINANCIAL

REGION 

qatar

CLIENT

BARWA BANK

PROJECT NAME

UPPER AFFLUENT FLAGSHIP 

DESIGN CONCEPT

TYPOLOGY 

BRANCHES

STATUS

Open

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