Stairspace

by Chris Woltjes on November 16, 2016

Primarily the staircase offers a comfortable and healthy means of vertical transportation, as opposed to climbing via a rope or more easily via lift or escalator. But the staircase’s other uses become manifest when the staircase itself turns into architectural space and place. Here the opportunity arises for the creation of characterful spaces.

Where stair is the attractor as sculptural element.

stairs-groupa-sabic-akzonobel European head office Sabic, Sittard and AkzoNobel Center, Amsterdam. Photo: Luuk Kramer, Frank Hanswijk

 

Where stair is work- and meetingplace.

Cultural Education Centre Het Lichtruim, de Bilt Cultural Education Centre Het Lichtruim, de Bilt. Photo: Digidaan

 

Where stair is image and represents skill in manufacturing.

Damen Shipyard, Vlissingen and offices Sports brand, NL. Photo: Roos Aldershoff Damen Shipyard, Vlissingen and offices Sports brand, NL. Photo: Roos Aldershoff

 

Where stair is void, working on the scale of the building, cut from its mass.

Grote Kerk Zierikzee, Steigereiland IJburg, Amsterdam. Photo: Digidaan Grote Kerk Zierikzee, Steigereiland IJburg, Amsterdam. Photo: Digidaan

 

Where stairs surprise and create playful spaces.

Weena 200, Rotterdam and Interior Municipal offices De Rotterdam. Photo: GROUP A, ScagliolaBrakkee Weena 200, Rotterdam and Interior Municipal offices De Rotterdam. Photo: GROUP A, ScagliolaBrakkee

 

Where stairs become the public landscape.

stairs-goupa-forum-cs-utrecht-harderwijk-stationsgebied Forum, Utrecht CS area and Station area Harderwijk. Image: GROUP A/Photo: Prorail

 

Where stairs become tactile and luxury space.

Pels Rijcken & Drooglever Fortuijn, Den Haag. Photo: Roos Aldershoff Pels Rijcken & Drooglever Fortuijn, Den Haag. Photo: Roos Aldershoff

 

Where stairs are simply cut away and their residue tells of changing space and changing spatial quality.

Station Wibautstraat, Metro Oostlijn Amsterdam. Image: GROUP A Station Wibautstraat, Metro Oostlijn Amsterdam. Image: GROUP A

 

* All projects by GROUP A

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