Liberty Bank, Tbilisi, Georgia, project and photo by Georgian Dmark architectural studio
Tbilisi, Georgia: the flagstore branch of the New Liberty Bank creates its new look and identity exploiting the beauty and the functionality Corian® solid surface
To the East of the Black Sea, Georgia's Liberty Bank chose Corian® to adorn its newly inaugurated flagstore branch in Tbilisi. The Georgian bank has the widest branch network and client base within the country and has chosen this most versatile of modern materials for architecture and design to transform the interiors into a dynamic and inviting space.
Located at the bank's corporate headquarters within the renowned Liberty Tower, host also to several other important Georgian and international companies, this brilliant project by Georgian Dmark architectural studio represents a symbolic metaphor for the ongoing rapid transformation of Liberty Bank. The interior is characterised by dramatic and bold elements: dynamic shapes and the vivid red and white colours of Corian® solid surfaces confer an appealing, eye-catching vibrancy to the design.
Open to retail, corporate and private banking clients, the bank's greeting area is dominated by the sculptural and monolithic reception desk. Formability, a seamless look and aesthetic beauty combined with strength, scratch resistance, ease of maintenance and repairability made the selection of Corian® solid surface an easy choice for Dmark architects and rendered it a protagonist within the overall design.
The seven teller areas also showcase Corian® surfacing material in the countertops, cladding, and privacy panels. The desks for a team of thirty retail lending officers and corporate and private bankers are also made with the vibrant red and candid white of Corian® solid surface.
Dominated by basic colours, modern shapes and the innovative design material, Corian® solid surface, the new Liberty Bank flagstore branch at the corporate headquarters in Tbilisi reflects the dynamic evolution of the company. After its acquisition in 2009, it adopted a new name, corporate identity and logo, signalling a re-launch of its business.
About Liberty Bank – Established in 2002, Liberty Bank (GSE: BANK) is the sixth largest bank in Georgia by total assets, with a 4.8% market share as of 31 May 2010 (up from 3.5% as of 30 September 2009). Liberty Bank has the largest branch network in Georgia, comprising 179 branches, and serves approximately 1.2 million individuals and over 20 thousand legal entities. In September 2009, Liberty Capital purchased a controlling equity interest in Liberty Bank and commenced its turnaround.
About Dmark architectural studio – Founded by architects David Bakhtadze, Aleksandre Katsitadze, Revaz Keshelashvili and Dimitri Modsmanishvili, Dmark is a Tiblis based architectural studio. With a team of about ten professionals, Dmark provides residential and public architecture and interior design. Dmark architectural studio is directed by Mr. Vladimer Abramishvili.
About Furniture Co., Ltd “Georgian Style” – Founded by Gocha Mosiashvili in 2000, the company is combining high quality technological and fabrication skills, design capability with a significant market experience. Located in Tbilisi – Digomi and a staff of 20 people, cover an area of 1,200 square metres, most of them dedicated to fabrication facilities. The company bases all its activities on three pillars: delivering excellent and uncompromising quality furnishing products for both commercial and residential markets; continuously meeting all the customers’ needs; providing a wide range of furnishing solutions to customers.