In Dubai it had to be. In addition to the tallest tower in the world, giant solar towers, rotating skyscrapers or hoverbikes to patrol the streets, the capital of Emirate has CLYMB, a modern building under which two records are included: the one of the largest wind tunnel in the world and the highest indoor climbing wall.
The CLYMB Abu Dhabi opened its doors on November 19, 2019 and has remained closed during the pandemic until these days, which have reopened with the corresponding measures. Taking advantage of its reopening, the Guinness organization has confirmed that with its 4,195 cubic meters it is the largest wind tunnel. Not only because of its dizzying 54.6 meters high, but also because of its width of 9.7 meters.
A huge void 54.6 meters high
The building has a huge central hole, where the wind tunnel is located. In addition, surrounding it and by the walls a gigantic artificial climbing wall, the SUMMYT, with a height of 42.16 meters.
The climbing wall has five different walls, where the height and the degrees of inclination are varied for the different levels of difficulty. This difference in angles is precisely what the exterior of the building, designed by Cansult Maunsell, represents.
To climb the entire wall we will need a rope about 100 meters long, although it has a central platform to stop.
Spectators are welcome for free! Watch climbers take on #THESUMMYT, the world’s tallest indoor climbing wall at # CLYMB. # YasIsland #inAbuDhabi pic.twitter.com/7u3ScfzjO1
– CLYMB Abu Dhabi (@CLYMBAbuDhabi) November 5, 2020
The construction of the building had a budget of 89.8 million euros and is part of Miral. The aim of the building is to attract the attention of tourists seeking adventure and is in fact close to other theme parks such as Yas Waterworld and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi.
To get an idea of the size of CLYMB, we talk about a wind tunnel that allows travel 32 meters of fall, double what Madrid Fly offers, the largest wind tunnel in Europe.
CLYMB Abu Dhabi officially opened today, the new attraction in Yas Mall that houses the world’s biggest Indoor Skydiving flight chamber and world’s tallest Indoor Climbing wall under one roof. @CLYMBAbuDhabi @yasmallad @yasisland @VisitAbuDhabi #clymbabudhabi #AbuDhabi #uae pic.twitter.com/3lLKYa9Sah
– anexpatabroad (@JoBrettAD) November 29, 2019
CLYMB has up to 16 big fans to hold several people in the air. In the same way as the climbing wall, in the wind tunnel people with different levels can also participate, from children with 3 years of age to professionals with an approximate cost of about 53 euros for two flight sessions of about 60 minutes.
Source : Engadget