Dubai Frame – The world's largest Picture Frame
An exceptional, walk-in work-of-art structure has been created in the capital of the Dubai emirate: The Dubai Frame is a huge frame situated in the green Zabeel Park. The Dubai Frame is 155 m high and 93 m wide. Its glass crosspiece provides visitors with a spectacular view. The real backdrop of Dubai serves as a framed work of art. The profile of the over-sized frame is characterized by a very special shape whereby the two extremely slender towers have trapezoidal-shaped ground plans. Within the distinctly angular core geometry, the in part only 30 cm thick walls had to be concreted and climbed. For this, the PERI engineering team from Dubai designed climbing formwork solution which exactly matched the specific project conditions. They combined three different self-climbing versions with girder wall formwork and panel formwork. The solution provided rail-guided safe climbing operations without the use of a crane along with short cycle times.