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Libraries more and more invite people to stay and relax. As they are places of public life, the architecture increasingly gains in importance. Due to the extensive media offer, which often extends over several floors, access elements are required that can cope with the high volume of visitors. Steel is ideal for a library staircase to guide the streams of visitors to the individual levels. Due to its malleability and load-bearing capacity, the material offers many possibilities for an individual design. Combined with wood, glass, stone or stainless steel, impressive interior spaces can be created and there are no limits to the wishes of the creators.
Stairs in schools
Stairs in schools are very often made of concrete to meet the fire protection requirements for public buildings. However, steel may also be used if the staircase is professionally clad or provided with a fire protection coating. In contrast to concrete, steel offers an almost inexhaustible variety of options due to its malleability. Check it out yourself!
Ambitious design for spiral staircase | Maria Ward School
The three-storey balustrade stringer stairs in the aula of the ultra-modern school complex in Nuremberg excels as a bespoke top-class construction.
Prominent box-type stringer stairs | GALILEO in Garching
With their striking colour scheme and ingenious handrail solution, the box-type stringer stairs inside the GALILEO are a colourful eye-catcher.
Curved steel stairs on the Bühler Innovation Campus in Uzwil
MetallArt manufactured a design staircase for the research center, with a perfect interaction of steel and glass.
Expressive spiral staircase | Lilienthalhaus Braunschweig
The ellipsoid rounded spiral staircase in the bright atrium elegantly links the four levels of the Lilienthalhaus in Braunschweig.
Parapet-high steel stringers | Joachim Herz Foundation
The rounded steel construction is a real eye catcher for visitors.
Steel stairs as an eye-catcher
The white lacquered newel and the outer steel balustrade railing form an appealing contrast.
Steel staircase | Paul Riegel Foundation
The Paul Riegel Stiftung made a good choice when engaging MetallArt as their partner for this staircase project.
Spiral steel stringer stairs at the Futurium in Berlin
As a place for presentation and dialogue, the Futurium in Berlin brings together politics, science, business, art and society.
Stairs at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin
The stringer staircase with parapet-high steel stringers connects all five floors of the Max Delbrück Center in Berlin.
The building as a helix | EMBL Heidelberg
The ramp constructions with the glass railings form the construct for the double helix connecting all levels.
Staircase in modern design
Railing made of glass
A staircase system from MetallArt sets standards with aesthetic qualities as well as with the constructive details, be it a kindergarten staircase or the staircase in a library. Apart from different options for the shape of the stairs, there are also different variations of railings available for selection: MetallArt offers railings with posts made of powder-coated aluminium, steel or stainless steel, railings made of glass or parapet-high stringers for higher demands. These solutions are more modern than wooden railings, for instance. Last but not least, you can choose between wood or stainless steel for the handrail of the interior stairs.
One thing is certain: The art of stairbuilding requires a high level of skills and knowledge, especially because stairs have become a decisive design element in modern architecture – specifically in research and educational institutions. In addition to the choice of different materials, constructions with a structurally supporting steel soffit lining or unusual stair foot landings are convincingly staged. A truly outstanding example is the Heilbronn research centre EMBL, which creates an exciting building structure with its ramp construction shaped as DNA and meets the fire protection requirements for public buildings by using a fire protection coating.