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A new grand stair design has been revealed that will greet SFMoMa visitors when construction is completed in 2016. The new Snøhetta-designed staircase will take the place of the old Mario Botta version in the existing Haas atrium, where it will "serve as a key bridge between the existing and new parts of the building, integrating them into a seamless whole."
The goal of the new staircase design is to enhance the atrium experience for those entering from Third Street. The Snøhetta design uses switchbacks to ascend allowing visitors to stop and appreciate the building and art installations from the staircase itself without clogging the flow of people. "The stair also creates a wonderful landscape moment that relates to the building's urban surroundings," says Snøhetta architect Craig Dykers, "evoking San Francisco's signature terrain of hills and terraces."
·SFMOMA UNVEILS NEW GRAND STAIR DESIGN [SFMoMa]
·SFMoMa coverage [Curbed SF]
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