Dubai has garnered much attention in recent years with a never-ending supply of architectural wonders being built, or proposed, at a head spinning pace. Mostly these towering structures are grand and tall, but some are also green
An ambitious project by David Fisherâ€™s firm Dynamic Architecture looks set to be yet another new addition to Dubaiâ€™s skyline.
The buildingâ€™s 59 floors will be capable of rotating about a central axis, their continuous motion allowing residents in the towerâ€™s 200 apartments to choose a new view at the touch of a button.
The form of the building would constantly change as each floor rotates separately giving a new view of the building as it turns.
The new tower is the first building of its size to produced in a factory. Each floor, made up of 12 individual units, complete with plumbing, electric connections, air conditioning, etc., will be fabricated in a factory. These modular units will be fitted on the concrete core or spine of the building at the central tower.
The 59-floor building will be powered entirely by sun and wind energy. And, the architect claims that the building will generate 10 times more energy than required to power it, thus making it a positive energy building. Solar panels will be fitted on the roof to harness sunlight, and a total of 48 wind turbines will be sandwiched between the rotating floors, placed so that they are practically invisible.
Construction is going to start soon, with an official launch later this month, and plans are also afoot to build a similar tower in Moscow.