Designed to encourage people to get more physical exercise while also harvesting kinetic energy the latest architectural innovation from designer Michael Jantzen operates as a public piece of functional eco-friendly art.
The harvested electrical energy can be stored on site in batteries and used at night to illuminate the Eco-Stair-Scape, and/or be utilized by the local power grid.
The modular structures are made up of a series of staircases and landings that form an outdoor gym for both children and adults in public parks and urban environments. The Eco-Stair-Scapes can be assembled into many different site-specific sizes and configurations, allowing for customized installations depending on the needs of the local occupants.
“There are varying numbers of seats mounted around and under the structure where visitors can rest during and/or after their stair climbing,” explains Jantzen.
Additional alternative energy gathering devices could also be added to the structures such as solar panels, and/or wind turbines.