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Published on February 13th, 2009 | by Amiel Blajchman


Dubai Developing World's First Rotating, Energy-Efficient Building

February 13th, 2009 by  

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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Amiel is the founder of the Globalis Group, an organization whose motto is "combining action and thought for a sustainable world." His experience includes working with the Canadian government on greenspace projects, sustainable development programs and on policy documents on issues as diverse as climate change, sustainable development, and the environmental and social impacts of transportation. He is listed on the UN’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory’s list of GHG experts, and has sat on the Canadian Environmental Certifications Board’s Greenhouse Gas Verification and Validation Certification committee.

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