A new 325-meter BASE jump tower has been proposed for Dubai’s waterfront, providing a platform for extreme sports and elevated views of the surrounding city skyline.
Commissioned as the lead design architect, 10 Design has conceived an expressive building form for the tower, devising a sculptural external hexagrid skin. This structural skin flares out at both the base and the top of the tower to provide not only structural stability, but also to house a series of extreme sports activities.
Conceptually, the tower’s functions emulate the ascent to Mount Everest, with multiple “base camps” offering a variety of extreme climbing, abseiling, and jumping activities. The base and lower levels of the tower contain training, simulator, and visitor experiences, including junior climbing walls, wire assisted high diving, and free-fall facilities.
The lower levels of the tower are intended to cater to tourists and families, and their facilities interact directly with a planned activity plaza. In the mid-levels of the tower, semi-external climbing and abseiling environments are located between the hexagrid skin and the central core, creating a 140-meter high elevated climbing experience. Opportunities for vertical cliff camping at this level will also provide a unique way to experience the city’s skyline.
At the uppermost level, the tower volume flares out to create a series of ice climbs for the most experienced climbers. The three peaks of the tower are designed as platforms for wire assisted free fall and BASE jump points.
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