PASSENGER speculates on social tensions within sexualised culture and examines how sexuality can provoke new spatial relations. The project intends to spatially and experientially break down the currently gentrified George Hotel. Forming new social interactions by reintroducing past sexualized programs back into the site. Through the dramatic insertion of the staircase, conflicting programs are confounded to create new definitions of public and private, as well as intimacy and exposure. The body moves through spaces of voids and enclosure, encountering unpredictable views and sensory stimuli through the changing material form. The provocation of the penetrating staircase intends to engage any user of the building to be both a spectator and a participant, reflecting the condition of today’s sexualised culture.