A 325-metre base jumping tower may soon be built in Dubai
If you’re into the more extreme side of life, you’re going to love this…
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has proposed a new 325-metre base jump tower for Dubai’s beachfront. That’s right.
If built, it will house a number of ‘base camps’ at different levels that offer up a mix of different activities, including extreme climbing, abseiling and jumping.
The lead architect 10 Design has come up with an impressive look for the tower, consisting of a ‘hexa-grid’ skin – which can be seen in the picture below – with the building flaring out at both the base and the top of the tower for structural stability.
At the base and lower levels you can find a training simulator, as well as junior climbing walls, wire assisted high diving, free-fall activities and other visitor experiences.
In the mid-levels, you’ll be able to take part in semi-external climbing, with abseiling environments located between the structure’s hexagonal grid as well as in the central core for a 140-metre-high climbing experience.
Oh, and there’s also vertical cliff camping on offer in the mid-level section for those who like to sleep ‘rough’, with a view of the skyline.
At the highest level, the tower flares open, offering up a series of ice pick climbs for the more experienced climbing bunch, with the three peaks of the tower set to be used as platforms for both wire assisted free-falls and base jumps.
While no official date has been set for the project and it’s not completely confirmed, the 325-metre tower will definitely be one to watch, and would make a neat change from the seemingly never-ending slew of malls getting built: offering up a different kind of therapy for those with which retail doesn’t quite cut it.
– Photos: 10design.co