Giuseppe Momo’s ‘Bramante’ Staircase

July 24, 2022
July 24, 2022 STE - AD

Giuseppe Momo’s ‘Bramante’ Staircase

A Double Helix, Ramped, Scissor Staircase

‘Bramante’ Staircase by Giuseppe Momo 1932, Vatican Museum in the Vatican City State, Italy. Inspired by the original by Donato Bramante in 1505. Still relevant today, and some say it inspired the design of the Guggenheim in NYC.

The twin scissor staircases are ramped, originally designed in 1505 with the intention of allowing uninterrupted, two-way traffic for both people and animals.

The modern version built in 1932 is class with ornate metalwork that seems to lighten the double helix.

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