Planning permission has been granted for the new headquarters of the Sächsische Aufbaubank (SAB) in Leipzig. Located in the city centre close to the main station, the building will include conference, consultation and office space for 600 members of staff spread over 20.000sqm, as well as a major new public space. While bank buildings are historically characterized as temples of stability and wealth, the new SAB Forum seeks to find a contemporary interpretation of the traditional typology of a bank as an imposing institution representing stability, permanence and strength. Construction of the basement box has started in February 2017, and the Bank is scheduled to move into the new building in late Spring 2019.