Glass stairs in Kreuztal, Cologne

About 80km distance to Cologne in Kreuztal a residential home owner has realized his dream of an all glass staircase. Different structural challenges came together at this project. A part of the wall had to be created to make both, the home owner and the structural engineer happy with the design. The second run is supported by glass on both sides which gives the staircase much more transparency. For the anti-slip the surface of the treads was finished with knops. At the gallery railing the area where the glass railing is crossing the ceiling was frosted to hide the ceiling structure and give a clean finish to the overall design. The transparence and lightness of the staircase keeps the openness of the entire living area.