German Embassy Garden Staircase

Ambassador's Residence, London


ProjectsGerman Embassy Garden Staircase

The Residence of the German Ambassador in London is located in a grand Grade I listed building originally design by George Basevi and part of the Grosvenor Estate in Belgravia, West London. The formal state rooms of the Residence and its adjacent grounds are often the venue of significant cultural, political or social events.

Establishing Missing Link

The new garden staircase has been commissioned to connect the generous terrace on raised ground floor level with its garden five metres below. The garden staircase establishes a missing link and extends the outdoor space used for formal and informal festivities. While the colour of and materials used for the staircase respond to historic precedents within this listed ensemble, the detailing of the connections, the slenderness of side elevation as well as the contrast between exposed and lacquered stainless steel reveal its contemporary nature.

The design of the staircase has been developed in close collaboration with Architect Christian Junge and Structural Engineers StructureMode.

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German Embassy Garden Staircase