8 Piano Stairs From Around The World And How They Make “Taking The Stairs” More Fun And Engaging

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If you were in doubt, this will convince you that architecture and design can make a huge difference in human behaviour. Architecture and design actually changed the way we live, interact with each others, work, play, everything. If you don’t believe us, let’s have a little closer look at these 8 amazing piano stairs and how they influenced people’s behaviour on a small, local scale. Multiply that by 1000 and you’ll see the results.

“Piano stairs” was almost a movement that brought a lot of change in cities worldwide, from Milano to Santiago, from Italy to Chile and so on. It proved that, if you make a pair of stairs fun, people will climb them instead of riding the escalator. This way, you avoid crowded escalators and convince people to walk a little more. Let’s see what happened!

1. Milan, Italy

This piano stairs installed just outside the metro station of the Dome square, reproduce the sound of a real classical piano when you walk on them. It looks fun, doesn’t it?

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Image source: pianostair.com

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2. Stockholm, Sweden

This was created in the Odenplan underground station in Stockholm. It is, actually, a musical stairway that will play piano sounds when you walk on it. This was just the beginning of a project initiative that thought you could change people’s behaviour for the better if you make it fun to do.

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3. San Francisco, USA

To make some music, just walk! It’s that simple!

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Image source: ellipsissuddenlycarly.blogspot.ro

4. Shangdu, China

A very complex and entertaining example of Piano Staircase. Can you play some Bach here?

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Image source: littlejoanie.com

5. Valparaíso, Chile

This is where you can get lost and find your inner piece at the sound of these Piano keyboard Stairs.

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Image source: weheartit.com

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6. Athens, Greece

Athens is never finished, it’s just a city with an immense history and just as many possibilities for improvement. You can play a little sound here!

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7. Hangzhou, China

We dare you try to play “The flight of the bumblebee” here!

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Image source: chinadaily.com.cn

8. Rennes, France

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Image source: entrevoirart.blogspot.ro

via: cmuse


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