Children’s Museum at Holyoke

Holyoke, MA

The idea of incorporating a staircase was a departure, but Tom Luckey said the concept worked, and he wished to repeat it. The staircase allows children to enter the climber at whatever level they feel comfortable, giving a sense of freedom to an otherwise conceptually rigorous design. He was asked to design this with a health theme in mind. So parts of the climber were intended to loosely resemble the body and its workings, such as the digestive system.