Straight to the top

The atrium is dominated by a giant flight of stairs. Overhead, a volume containing exhibition space is supported by a single mushroom column.

Source: Hélène Binet

First breaks don’t come much better than Brisac Gonzalez’s £26 million Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg. But after beating David Chipperfield to the gig, the pressure was on. Would they fly or die?

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