Bengaluru: Bengaluru is set to become home to India’s tallest viewing tower, the Bengaluru Skydeck, a 250-meter-tall marvel designed by Austrian firm Coop Himmelb(l)au.
Karnataka’s Deputy Chief Minister, DK Shivakumar, recently unveiled a sneak peek of this ambitious endeavour on social media. In a tweet on October 17, he announced, “Reviewed the proposed Bengaluru Skydeck project plan, conceptualized by COOP HIMMELB(L)AU of Austria in association with the World Design Organisation (WDO), and which if implemented will be the highest viewing tower in the country. Directed the officials to assess the financial viability of the project in addition to identifying a suitable piece of 8-10 acres of land for its execution.”
ಆಸ್ಟ್ರೀಯಾ ಮೂಲದ COOP HIMMELB(L)AU ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯು ವರ್ಲ್ಡ್ ಡಿಸೈನ್ ಆರ್ಗನೈಸೇಶನ್ ಸಹಕಾರದೊಂದಿಗೆ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ನಿರ್ಮಿಸಲು ಉದ್ದೇಶಿಸಿರುವ ಸ್ಕೈ ಡೆಸ್ಕ್ ಯೋಜನೆಯನ್ನು ಪರಿಶೀಲಿಸಿದೆ. ಇದು ನಿರ್ಮಾಣವಾದ ನಂತರ ದೇಶದಲ್ಲೇ ಅತಿ ಎತ್ತರದ ವೀಕ್ಷಣಾ ಗೋಪುರ ಎನ್ನುವ ಕೀರ್ತಿಗೆ ಪಾತ್ರವಾಗಲಿದೆ.
ಯೋಜನೆಯ ಅನುಷ್ಠಾನಕ್ಕೆ ಸೂಕ್ತವಾದ 8-10 ಎಕರೆ… pic.twitter.com/s153kRzlqo
— DK Shivakumar (@DKShivakumar) October 17, 2023
The proposed Skydeck is designed to be an exemplar of energy efficiency. At its pinnacle, there will be a wind-responsive wing catcher, and the tower will feature solar panels to harness energy. The specific location within Bengaluru remains undisclosed, as the Deputy Chief Minister has urged state officials to evaluate the project’s financial feasibility and secure a parcel of land spanning 8-10 acres.
Inspired by the banyan tree, this unique Skydeck will feature a distinctive design with three key components: the base, trunk, and flower. Beyond offering breathtaking views, the tower will house eateries, a sky garden, a theatre, a shopping centre, and various recreational facilities.
The Bengaluru Skydeck project promises to be a remarkable addition to the city’s skyline, offering both a spectacular vantage point and a host of amenities for visitors and residents alike.