A living spiral staircase with open spaces for reading, drawing and drinking tea and, topped with an integral herb garden, forms the centrepiece of a workspace in London’s Soho district.
The unique sculptural staircase is 12.5-meters high and provides a dynamic connectivity between the building’s four office floors within a curvilinear atrium.
Paul Cocksedge’s design removes the load-bearing pillar from the centre of a traditional staircase design and replaces it with a series of zones for relaxation, creative thinking and informal workplace interaction. Planting along the entire balustrade forms a ‘flying’ garden which can be tended by the building’s office community and there is potential for the staircase to include edible planting such as fresh mint.
Full credit to: PAUL COCKSEDGE STUDIO LTD