UNStudio's Curving Escalators at Star Place

By: Going Like Sixty - Published:   Updated: Mar 30 2011 • References: unstudio
How about this challenge: design a ten story escalator that must curve?

It proved to be no problem for UNStudio. They created Star Place, a department store in Taiwan that has a curved shape and glows like a star. Inside is a 10-story atrium where the architects created spiral, moving stairs by putting escalators around the center axis.