Denmark’s Eperimentarium Museum has a brand new extension and its center piece is a massive helical staircase. Completed by CEBRA Architecture, the structure is part of a large renovation that took place at the institution over a period of five years. It occupies the central courtyard of the existing building and connects the old with the new addition.
The massive structure is 100 meters long and it took 160 tons of steel and 10 tons of copper panels to create it.
According to the designers of the staircase, “it ensures a good internal flow and creates coherence between the floors while at the same time it substantiates the building’s scientific focus. ‘during a workshop with jakob bohr, professor at DTU nanotech, we were inspired to work with the stairs as an abstract version of the DNA strand’s structure. and so, the idea for the helix staircase was born.”