21 Nov '11, 2pm

A Walkable Roller Coaster For Those Afraid Of The Usual Kind

A Walkable Roller Coaster For Those Afraid Of The Usual Kind

The curved flight of stairs inscribes like a signature on the landscape and recruits the nimbus of the classical roller coaster. Having a closer look, the public is disappointed in a disarming way. The visitor climbs on foot via differently steep steps the roller-coaster-sculpture. So the sculpture subtly and ironically plays with the dialectic of promise and disappointment, mobility and standstill. Visitors happen to briefly meet with oncoming visitors on the steep and about 1m (3') wide corridors.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/walkable-rol...

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