10 Design proposes 325-metre base-jump tower for Dubai waterfront

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A 325-metre base-jump tower has been proposed for Dubai, according to a report published by the Council on Tall Building and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).

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10 Design, the lead design architect, has devised a sculptural external hexagrid skin for the tower – with the building flaring out at both the base and the top for structural stability.

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“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”, the council said quoting ‘Archello’ magazine.

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“Conceptually, the tower’s functions emulate the ascent to Mount Everest, with multiple ‘base camps'”, the council added.

No details were provided on the name of the developer for the proposed project.

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The base and lower levels of the tower will contain training, simulator and visitor experiences, including junior climbing walls, wire assisted high diving and free-fall activities.

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While, the mid-levels of the tower will feature semi-external climbing, with abseiling environments located between the structure’s hexagonal grid as well as in the central core – creating a 140-m high elevated climbing experience.

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And, at the uppermost level, the tower flares out to offer a series of ice pick climbs for the more experience climbers – with the three peaks set to be used as platforms for both wire assisted free-falls and base jumps, the report added.

No official date has been set for the project – with approval still required.

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