Dynamic Architecture creates rotating tower for Dubai
Italian-Israeli architect David Fisher has unveiled plans for the latest eye-popping skyscraper in Dubai – a 68-storey, rotating tower.
Each of the floors will rotate independently, moving at up to six metres an hour – a complete 360-degree turn will take 90 minutes. They will accommodate a hotel, restaurant, offices and luxury apartments, the largest of which will occupy an entire storey each. Carbon fibre “wings” will reduce the noise level as the building shifts.
The proposed tower will be constructed almost entirely off-site, with units slotted on to a concrete core. Dynamic Architecture, the company behind the project, said this will reduce on-site time from 30 to 18 months.
There will be 48 horizontal wind turbines fitted in between the floors, each able to produce 0.3MW of electricity, and solar panels on the roof. Dynamic Architecture said the building will produce so much power that the electricity generated by 44 of the turbines will be sold to neighbouring buildings.
The official launch of the project will be in New York later this month.