Endless Stair was the Landmark Project for the London Design Festival 2013.
Endless Stair was the Landmark Project for the London Design Festival 2013. It is open to the public on the lawn in front of Tate Modern. You can explore the structure until 10th October, between 9 am and dusk. It’s free.
Endless Stair is a towering structure of 15 giant interlocking staircases made from American tulipwood. There are 187 steps and it’s inspired by MC Escher’s surreal staircase. It’s designed by Alex de Rijke Marsh Morgan Architects (dRMM) and engineered by Arup. This temporary structure is both a sculpture and research project advancing the knowledge of timber technology and sustainability.
This elegant sculpture will provide visitors the opportunity to enjoy stunning views of the River Thames and Tate Modern. The landmark project is a highlight for this year's festival and is sure to be one of London's most captivating destinations for the duration of its opening. It is made up of a series of timber flights, some veering to the right some to the left, providing many ways to explore the installation, which ultimately leads to the top flight that acts as a dramatic viewing platform.
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(Source: London design festival & American hardwood )