Mega Scaffold


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The Stairs To Kriterion (or simply, The Stairs) – a giant scaffolding staircase designed by MVRDV leading from Stationsplein, outside the entrance of Rotterdam’s central station, to the top of the Groothandelsgebouw.

Opened this week from 10am to 10pm and staying open until June 12th, the structure is an homage to the Dutch city’s rebuilding drive in the aftermath of World War 2.


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25 thoughts on “Mega Scaffold

    1. Other Tony

      Ah it’s probably for young folk or fit older folk. There’s loads of space in Stationsplein for you to flute about on your mobility scooter until you need your adult diaper changed ;)

      1. Walter-Ego

        How about the disabled folk, like myself? Or should we just hide in a corner, out of sight?

        1. Ms Piggy

          I don’t think climbing it is compulsory. This is not a logical position to take.

          1. Walter-Ego

            I beg your pardon? Would you like me to produce my medical certs.
            You should climb back under your bridge, troll.

          2. Other Tony

            Ah now Walter. Medical Certs how are ye. I was only having a laugh with the adult diaper thing. Don’t be losing the run, letting on you’re disabled just to defend a silly comment on here. Poor form lad

  1. Optimus Grime

    As my aunt said about The Towering Inferno – “you wouldn’t catch me up there!”

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      No other way to get in there bar up those steps. It’s MAD, Ted. MAD.

  2. Murtles

    This is why we can’t have nice things in Ireland, that wouldn’t be up 10 minutes without some foolish person falling down the steps while shouting “compensation” at the same time.

  3. Mulder

    New entrance to the dial proves a big hit with the public.
    But the TD`S complaining that it a real hassle for them they can not get into the dail.
    So have to go across the road for a drink or 2 or 3 or 4 or all day session.

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