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

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).

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.

“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.

“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.

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.

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.

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.