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.
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UNStudio's Curving Escalators at Star Place
Published: Dec 2, 2008 Updated: Mar 30 2011 • References: unstudio