My Kind of Roller Coaster
28 Nov, 2011
I’m not a huge fan of roller coasters, but this one would be my cup of tea. A roller coaster staircase under construction in Duisburg, Germany by Heike Mutter + Ulrich Genth.
From the article:
The walkable, large outdoor sculpture Tiger & Turtle – Magic Mountain is currently in construction on the Heinrich Hildebrand Höhe in Duisburg Wanheim (D). It overtops the plateau with the artificially heaped-up mountain by 21m | 23yd so the visitor can rise by more than 45m | 49yd above the level of the landscape and enjoy an impressive view over the Rhine. The curved flight of stairs inscribes like a signature on the landscape and recruits the nimbus of the classical roller coaster. Having a closer look, the public is disappointed in a disarming way. The visitor climbs on foot via differently steep steps the roller-coaster-sculpture.
(via Arch Daily)