Covered Stairway

Covered Stairway
Heľpa
Atelier 008 s.r.o.
Ján Kukuľa, Romana Kukuľová
Village Heľpa
2011

Covered stairway leading to the church in Helpa is located alongside original steep tarmac road providing the main pedestrian access to the church from the south. Stairs offer safer and more comfortable alternative to the ramped approach which has limited use especially in winter months. Proposed geometry does not obstruct the views of the church upon approach. New contemporary design complements historical church without compromising its dominance.