For the atrium of an office building in Hong Kong, HDA were commissioned by Swire Properties to make a study for a sculptural staircase which would give an identity to the iconic building. These images refer to one of the proposals we have developed.
Located on the border of the popular Wan Chai district, and the business district of Central, the work draws on the playful atmosphere of Wan Chai and its many neon lights. The atrium consists of the reception on the 1st floor and a garden on the 2nd, and the staircase which creates the connection the two floors with a spiral movement inspired by the circular form of the basic geometry of the building which is centered in an octagon.
The work is composed of glass ribbons on the ceiling of the garden level which eventually become the walls and railings of the staircase. The glass is supported by a mesh of spirals and extruded stainless online casino steel suspension straps. The ensemble is lit by strip lights in LED neon reminiscent of Wan Chai, which also highlight the movement of the spiral.
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