Space for events, meetings, conferences, exhibitions: the UniCredit Pavilion is a multipurpose structure built near the headquarters of the bank at Piazza Gae Aulenti, and opened in July, designed by the studio of Michele De Lucchi.
The architect has also created the staircase that connects the auditorium on the ground floor to the “Passerella dell’Arte,” a flexible exhibit system for temporary exhibitions, which can also be used for visual narratives in coordination with other activities housed in the building.
To make the staircase the studio has turned to Fontanot, which relying on its know-how and constant research is able to make versatile products of high technological content, responding to the needs of custom projects.
The helical staircase made for the UniCredit Pavilion has lateral structures in carbon steel, painted in the color RAL 9018, and a support structure composed of sheet metal of varying thickness, forming a trapezoidal caisson assembled by full-penetration welding.
The steps and landings are in solid sunburst oak with a thickness of 40 mm and a natural finish, ready for insertion of threaded bearings for attachment to the load-bearing structure in carbon steel.
The railing in the inner and outer parts is made in carbon steel painted RAL 9018 with vertical and horizontal elements. In the upper part, the finishing element is in solid oak with a triangular section.
The lower part of the staircase contains a linear lighting system (LEDs).