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13 Of The Most Unconventional Urban Steps Around The World

Stairs, like bridges, connect two different points in space. Its purpose is both functional and symbolic.

Among the many types of stairs, those found in open urban spaces are the most interesting. This list is a collection of some of the most thoughtful urban interventions around the world that use steps as the medium to link spaces. From additions to existing stairs to integral designs, these projects resolve an urban conflict providing dynamism and connection.

What do you think about them? My favorite is #9, yours?
Let me know in the comments below!


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1. Burnley Living Roofs
Location: 
University of Melbourne (Burnley Campus), Melbourne

 

2. The Cascade Project
Location:
The Centrium, Hong Kong

 

3. Lusatian Landmark
Location:
Dresden, Germany

 

4. Town Entrance
Location:
Chatenay Mallory, France

 

5. The Lucky Knot bridge
Location:
Changsha, China

 

6. Cape Square
Location:
Durrës, Albania

 

7. Green Acres
Location:
Trenton, New Jersey

 

8. The Passage
Location:
Chattanooga, Tennessee

 

9. Trollstigplatået
Location:
Trollstigen plateau, Norway

 

10. Termeh Office
Location:
Hamadan, Iran

 

11. Tucson Mountain Retreat
Location:
Sonoran Desert, Arizona

 

12. Ewha Woman’s University
Location:
Seoul, Korea

 

13. Quilotoa Shalalá Overlook
Location:
Zumbahua, Ecuador

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13 thoughts on “13 Of The Most Unconventional Urban Steps Around The World

  1. Pingback: 23 Spots You Shouldn’t Miss in Paris If You Love Architecture | Virginia Duran Blog

  2. I think, it’s accessible to water body by stairs and if not can enjoy view. And the most important is ramp is their. Will be helpful to handicaps.
    No any chances in near future. But I would love to.

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  3. Me gusto la #8… genera distintas tipologias de espacios/experiencias en un mismo diseño.
    En cuanto a diseño estoy de acuerdo contigo que el #9 es espectacular.
    El #11 me recordó al monumento del holocausto de Eisenman y el #12 es monumental y se ve sumamente interesante.

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    • El 8 aunque no sea tan vistoso es muy interesante por lo que dices, las diferentes tipologías de espacios. Por otra parte, el 12 me parece un proyecto urbano espectacular pero un epic fail de arquitectura. Las clases que están pegadas más al fondo carecen de luz y hay algunos espacios internos que son residuales en consecuencia a la formalidad del proyecto…

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