DZGN 24 April, 2013

The Stair-Scape Terrain Structure. A special place to exercise. The Stair-Scape Terrain Structure is a prefabricated, modular, public, functional art project designed to encourage people to gather together and exercise. The 110 foot long structure is made up of three sections.

The Stair-Scape Terrain Structure is a prefabricated, modular, public, functional art project.
The Stair-Scape Terrain Structure is a prefabricated, modular, public, functional art project.

Two of the sections consist of 120 steps and six landings. The third center section is made into the form of two low rolling hill-shaped ramps. The ideal location for the Stair Scape Terrain Structure is in a public park where it could be located in line with a new or existing path.

The Stair-Scape Terrain Structure

Visitors to the park who encounter the structure can climb on the stairs and/or walk on the curved shaped path for exercise. Skate-boarders and people in wheelchairs can also use the center curved ramp. The two stair and landing sections of the structure can be made of wood, and/or steel, the center curved section is made of concrete.

The Stair-Scape Terrain Structure

Since the structure is prefabricated and modular, it can be made almost any size to accommodate site-specific requirements. The aesthetic design of the Stair-Scape Terrain Structure is meant to symbolically refer to a landscape of mountains and hills. Status: Unbuilt. Architect: Michael Jantzen (Saint Louis, MO, US)