Endless Stairs

August, 2013

 

Come September, everyone can feast their eyes on the 'Endless Stair', a highlight of the London Design Festival (LDF), which will see a series of interlocking timber staircases rising to a height of several storeys outside St Paul-'s Cathedral, overlooking the Millennium Bridge. The 'Escher-like' timber staircase is the brainchild of architect Alex de Rijke, the founder of dRMM architects and Dean of Architecture at the Royal College of Art. It was commissioned by AHEC, and engineered by Arup to showcase the potential of cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels made from American tulipwood.