Staircase Design Competition

Sponsor: EeStairs 

Type: Open, international, ideas

Eligibility: Open to (young) designers and students (and anyone else who wants to participate)

Awards: Winners of each category will be awarded a prize of £2,000 (€2,800/$3,100), plus a trip to EeStairs’ headquarters in the Netherlands.

Timetable: 31 December 2015 – Submission Deadline


Sean Hatcher, Design Director of MCM Architecture

Armin Ganguly-Hiebert, Director at Ganguly Architects

Joe Stuart, Senior Design Engineer & Project Manger at

Amy Frearson, Deputy Editor of Dezeen

Geoff Packer, Designer at EeStairs

Design Challenge:

EeStairs is on the hunt for individuals who will look beyond staircases and balustrades as functional components of architecture, but instead combine practicality and artistic imagination to create truly outstanding designs. 

The contest will be split into two categories. In the Corporate Staircase category, EeStairs invites competitors to add functionality to a staircase in a corporate environment, so that it inspires employees and visitors to the workspace.

Successful designs in the Repeatable Balustrade Design category will need be genuinely revolutionary, affordable and versatile – so that they are able to suit a range of applications. To add to the challenge, participants must design this quirky, distinctive and also repeatable balustrade design by only using a simple metal strip. Full briefs and requirements for both elements of the competition are available on the contest’s website.

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