SpaceWalk: A Spectacular Rollercoaster-Esque Staircase Loops Through a South Korean Park
January 27, 2022
Towering 70-meters above ground at its highest point, 「SpaceWalk」 is the latest undulating sculpture by Hamburg-based artists Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth. The monumental staircase winds in loops and elevations similar to that of a rollercoaster throughout
Pedestrians enter the work at a central staircase, which breaks into two paths: one gently sloped walkway leads to a view of Yeongil Bay and the surrounding city, while the other is a steeper climb through a helix. Both are designed to mimic an otherworldly experience. 「The title 『SpaceWalk』 is taken from the terminology of outer space missions. It describes the act of exiting the space vehicle in the weightlessness of outer space. More literally, 『SpaceWalk』 can be understood to mean 『a walk through space,’」 they say.
For more of the duo』s architectural projects, head to their site. (via This Isn』t Happiness)
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