Sky Garden in Dubai

Sky Garden

The Sky Garden or CGT (Cabrio Gyro Tower) is an amusement ride designed for EXPO 2020 in Dubai. It consists of a vertically moving, rotating steel and glass observation deck with a diameter of 15 m that is attached via a steel construction to a 55 m steel tower (Ø approx. 3 m). A total of 100 passengers can be accommodated across the observation deck’s two levels. In contrast to the enclosed, air-conditioned lower level, the upper level is open to the sky and features living trees that are integrated into the construction to provide visitors with shade. In addition to its mobile, twin-level observation deck made of steel and glass, this amusement ride project stands out thanks to its inclusion of glass bonding calculations and due to the fatigue analyses and the assessments of both static and dynamic loads that were carried out while planning its supporting structure.

Architecture
Asif Khan Ltd., London/Great Britain

Planning time
2018 − 2019

Construction time
2019 − 2020

Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering — Special steel and glass construction

Photography
Andreas Keller, Altdorf/Germany

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