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Stairs for modern architecture

In modern architecture, stairs are not only a functional element providing a connection between two storeys; they are increasingly used as a creative interior design element. Their outstanding position inside the building lends itself to this role. No matter whether in prestigious public and commercial buildings or stylish residential buildings, it is the most prominent place for the promoter to give the building a distinctive style. Therefore, stairs by MetallArt are always an aesthetic experience despite their functionality. Steel offers more design options than any other material due to its formability and high load-bearing capacity: filigree bearing structures complying with modern architectural demands.

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Modern stairs | Reference projects

The following list of reference projects provides a short overview of our comprehensive stairs portfolio. You will get detailed information on the different stairs made of metal by clicking on the images. Just take a look at our virtual stairs studio.

Parapet-high stringer stairs at the five-star-plus hotel The Fontenay

In March 2018 the entrepreneur Klaus-Michael Kühne opened the five-star-premium hotel The Fontenay in Hamburg. It is situated in the Rotherbaum quarter at the western bank of the outer Alster in Hamburg. The luxury accomodation rates currently among...

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Design stairs at the Steelcase Learning + Innovation Center Munich

Even from the outside the large floor-to-ceiling-windows allow a view at the central element in the foyer of the Steelcase Learning + Innovation Center in Munich: The design stairs with parapet-high box-type stringers by MetallArt. The international...

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Steel balustrade & stainless steel handrail with indirect lighting

The concrete stairs featuring steel balustrade stringers made of flat steel takes center stage in the premises of Truma. The company is based in Putzbrunn and has been a leading specialist for caravaning accessories for more than 65 years. By means...

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All-glass railing & parapet-high stringers

In a very effective way these extravagant folded stairs with all-glass railing complete the foyer of this private home in Lampertheim. The spiral steel staircase is the rooms' central element. In an imposing but equally discreet way it fits perfectly...

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Stairs | Sparkasse Bayreuth

The banks' customer centre at the Luitpold Platz in Bayreuth opened after only two years of construction. The self-supporting spiral stairs with folded steps take centre stage in the two-storey lobby of the new building. Beside the imposing...

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Box-type stringer stairs | Foyer Boltze

In Braak, a municipality near Hamburg, the new headquarter of the Boltze Group GmbH was inaugurated in 2014. The leading wholesaler distributes premium home accessories and giftware. In the companies foyer the stringer stairs featuring box-type...

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Spiral stairs in the PANEUM in Asten

Since May 2017 there is the PANEUM - the house of bread - in the Austrian municipality of Asten. The building, which was planned by the architects of Coop Himmelb(l)au, is situated on the premises of backaldrin, a producer of baking ingredients. The...

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Staircase | Longchamp in Munich

Since the end of 2014 the fashionable label Longchamp has been located with its own shop in an exclusive shopping mile in Munich together with other luxury brands. The staircase made by MetallArt blends in perfectly in the store's stylish interior....

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Glass railing for steel stairs | Vector Informatik GmbH

Since summer 2016 the new administration building of the Vector Informatik GmbH can be found at the industrial area in Stuttgart-Weilimdorf. Our elegant steel stringer staircase, covering four storeys, presents itsself in the foyer of the company...

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All-glass railing for thermal spa in Bucharest

In the north of Bucharest, in the town of Balotești, the thermal bath Bucharest offers perfect facilities to relax in a quiet ambiance. The advantage of this thermal spa is the exceptional concept: Covering an area of 18.000 m² there are 800.000...

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Steel staircase | Paul Riegel Foundation

The construction of a steel staircase for day-care centres calls for a certain know-how. In rooms where there are children playing an increased caution is necessary. On the part of the staircase constructor special safety precautions must be taken....

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Steel stairs | WMD in Ahrensburg

At the office building of WMD in Ahrensburg, an internationally recognised company for business process optimization, these steel stairs present themselves in a straight and convincing design. The panes of the all-glass railing are hold by the stair...

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Steel Staircase | OLYMP Bezner KG Bietigheim-Bissingen

With modern shirts, ties, polos and knitwear the gentlemen's outfitter OLYMP Bezner KG lifts sophisticated men up to their personal OLYMP. The way up to the OLYMP offices in Bietigheim-Bissingen (Ludwigsburg region) is equally classy: a simple and...

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Steel Staircase | Medical Centre Dortmund DOC

The Dortmund Medical Centre offers specialist and health care services in the heart of the city. The interior of the building is fitted with a steel staircase extending over two storeys. The self-supported impressive design of the steel staircase...

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Design Stairs | WTZ III in Heilbronn

On 30 July 2015, the Centre for Science and Technology WTZ III was officially opened in the presence of representatives from science, politics and economy in the business development area "Zukunftspark Wohlgelegen" in Heilbronn. In the centre of the...

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Modern stairs for every purpose

If you ask yourself the question "What are modern stairs?", you will find out that stairs architecture is also subject to fashion trends. This has an effect on the way stairs are designed and constructed as well as on the selection of materials: Stairs with soffit lining, balustrade stringers, glass railings, glass steps...

Based on decades of experience in stairs construction, the design engineers of MetallArt have always succeeded in developing sophisticated technical solutions with creativity and commitment that satisfy requirements regarding both function and design.

Different shapes for modern stairs

  • Newel stairsstairs with a continuous newel of lacquer-finished steel or stainless steel.

  • Spiral stairs (also referred to as curved stairs), either circular, half-circular or elliptical, with or without a half-landing depending on the number of stairs and the degree of winding.
  • Straight-flight stairs - with or without a half-landing - convey the impression of a clear line in the room layout. Stairs with a half-landing allow a change of the flight direction. They are referred to as quarter-turn or half-turn stairs.

Various stairs structures:

  • Single-stringer stairs with expressive shapes

  • Steel stringer stairs: flat steel stringers for filigree stairs structures, box-type stringers for generous staircase structures in prestigious entrance halls and foyers
  • Saw-tooth stringer stairs for young modern living.
  • Folded stairs
  • Cantilevered stairs for a futuristic style of architecture
  • Self-supported stairs

Material variety for modern stairs:

  • Staircase structure made of steel combined with timber treads and/or handrail

  • Stainless steel stairs: the load-bearing structure as well as the railings are available in stainless steel
  • Glass stairs: staircase structure made of steel or stainless steel with glass treads and/or glass railing in modern stairs architecture

Economic manufacturing processes

The MetallArt design engineers naturally orient their designs towards the latest style trends. This requires state-of-the art manufacturing technologies as well. The technicians and architects in the design department have been using highly complex 3D-software for many years. A CNC laser system as well a CNC five-axes profile machining centre cut the steel, stainless steel or aluminium with millimetre precision and machine the stairs components.

The MetallArt design engineers have acquired comprehensive knowledge also about the use of glass materials in stairs construction. Particularly where glass railings are concerned, they can rely on a sophisticated assembly technology especially developed for this purpose.

Your project is in good hands at MetallArt. We are a "one-stop shop" offering all relevant services and workmanship, from expert advice through to the acceptance of the finished stairs.