Stairs are not always just purely functional connections between different levels. They can also be outstandingly convincing as a central, aesthetic highlight, as this example impressively demonstrates. Together with an Austrian architectural office, Baukooperative GmbH, we gladly met the private client’s request and realised sculptural stairs never before built in this design. In particular, the asymmetrical steel soffit and the parapet-high stringers on both sides of the three-flight sculptural stairs create the impressive spatial effect. Another refined detail are the constantly changing radii and flight widths, which are executed harmoniously and without any kinks in the steel structure.
The structural challenge was the consideration of the static conditions of the historic building, which was formerly used as a horse stud farm and has now been adapted into residential accommodation. Thanks to careful planning, our stair construction specialists mastered this challenge competently and designed the sculptural stairs as a self-supporting element with the least possible forces and torques acting on the existing building structure.