What looks like a giant auger drilling into this beautiful building is actually a stunning spiral DNA staircase.
The six storey staircase is the showpiece of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Australia. Its shape reminds me of a DNA helix, and its clean white colour, glass sides and chrome railings emphasize the facility's medical function. The six levels of the structure are also featured in the fantastic dome-covered atrium. Apparently the building is often used for film shoots and advertising.
The building was designed by architect Ken Woolley also from Australia. The first image from Flickr, was taken by eagle-ffm.