When the Pritzker Prize-winning architect, Tadao Ando, wanted to transform this 1920's building into a new exhibition space for the presentation of exhibitions, architecture, and socially engaged art, he incorporated his signature concrete forms and poetic treatment of natural light.
Our glass and metals professionals worked closely with Ando to design and create the customized 3-story handrail around the centralized concrete staircase and guardrails at each level. Each piece was fabricated in our shop to fit exactly as Ando envisioned.
The final product creates an open and airy design element allowing for natural light to penetrate into the building space at all levels. This sleek modern handrail design, coupled with the inset glass at each stair tread, completed the architectural design that Ando was looking for.