Published on February 13th, 2009 | by Amiel Blajchman6
Dubai Developing World's First Rotating, Energy-Efficient Building
February 13th, 2009 by Amiel Blajchman
Dubai has plans to build the world’s first rotating building with independently moving floors. What’s more, plans call for it to be completely energy independent. The self-powered Dynamic Tower will have revolving floors, with each one powered by wind turbines located in between the floor. This will lead to the building looking radically different every time you look at it (sort of like a constantly evolving Dali architecture).
Besides having wind turbines powering the skyscraper, photovoltaic cells will be installed on the roof of each of its apartments, allowing for each unit to produce electricity.
Engineered to be constructed from pre-fabricated pieces, architect David Fisher envisions that it will only require 80 workers in total to erect the structure. Construction is anticipated to be finished by 2010.
[social_buttons]Image: Courtesy of Dynamic Architecture
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