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The Elastic Perspective

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NEXT Architects have designed a sculptural staircase that provides a viewpoint overlooking Rotterdam, The Netherlands. A rusty steel ring is gently draped upon a grass hill in Carnisselande, a Rotterdam suburb. It’s a giant circular stair leading the visitor up to a height that allows an unhindered view of the horizon and the nearby skyline of Rotterdam. The path makes a continuous movement and thereby draws on the context of the heavy infrastructural surrounding of ring road and tram track. While a tram stop represents the end or the start of a journey, the route of the stairway is endless…

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Photo by Sander Meisner

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