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CORTEN stairway entrance | USTRA | Bellinzona

CORTEN stairway entrance

Scala d’accesso in CORTEN | USTRA | Bellinzona

Client

USTRA, Bellinzona Branch  

Architectural firm

Guerra Cristina, Bellinzona

Engineering firm

Officine Ghidoni SA, Riazzino

Scala d’accesso in CORTEN | USTRA | Bellinzona

Scala d’accesso in CORTEN | USTRA | Bellinzona

Description

Monolithic entrance portal with staircase and entrance front door.

Technical features

Staircase and landing length 7.5 meters, total height 3.2 meters, portal entrance width  2.3 meters; the CORTEN staircase reaches the total weight of  3.7 tons.

Technical description

The optimization of the weight/volume ratio was the real challenge, from the design point of view.

The object has, among its main features, a detailed design of the drawing and of composition and the materials assembly, which is related to the development of the electrical piping and of technology of the entrance front door opening.

The portal is characterized by double side and upper walls, a full height electrified and motorized entrance front door, a staircases’ descent handrail equipped with hidden LED so as to illuminate the footpath ground and steps.

The object was almost entirely built in the workshop and, having regard to the dimensions, transport and laying in the Centre of Bellinzona have been accurately planned.

Scala d’accesso in CORTEN | USTRA | Bellinzona

Scala d’accesso in CORTEN | USTRA | Bellinzona

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