08 februari 2018

Ultra-slim hybrid staircase pushes the boundaries of glass and concrete

Concrete Engineering International, January 2018

The anthracite-coloured staircase resembles a folded piece of concrete with glass panels that serve as balustrades. To keep the glass and the concrete this thin and slender, the materials had to form a hybrid structure. In addition, the architect’s wish was to avoid any stiffening in the concrete element of the staircase, and the structure had to be fully monolithic and jointless. Also the glass had to consist of a single panel.
Similar stairs have been made before, but they never achieved this degree of slenderness combined with these
design requirements.

Read the full article in Concrete Engineering International

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