The new atrium joining two separate office buildings, powerfully reveals the themes in the interior design of the office environment for FMO. The waving lines of the atrium floors, jumping back upward, may refer to paddy fields, exotic, and from another world. Bamboo rising up against the wall behind the floors strengthen the tropical association. The materialisation of the wavy floors themselves is straightforward, glass and white stucco.
This is the duality of the project, it is both friendly, handcrafted and sometimes even exotic on the one hand and traditional, clear and fitting the typology of a bank. Both are executed in all levels of detail throughout the entire interior. Beside the aluminium-steel modular walls with much glass and the white metal cooling ceilings, are cabinets finished in walnut and maple veneer. The carpet resembles English tweed and is fully recycled material.
The offices are sober, but overlook the central areas where artefacts from around the world are on display. These central areas also offer diverse places for meeting, consultation, concentration and reflection. The restaurant on the ground floor has a variety of seats and is more exuberant in use of colour. Adjacent conference rooms have subtle colour schemes and feature carpets and curtains.