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The Rotating Tower – Dynamic Architecture in Dubai

Posted by editor On July - 11 - 2008

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The Rotating Tower, Dubai – will be the first real example for demonstrating the dynamic in architecture. The building can move on its own, spinning 360 degree continuously.

The Dynamic Tower offers infinite design possibilities, as each floor rotates independently to create a building that constantly changes shape, resulting in a unique and ever evolving architectural structure.

“The Dynamic Tower is environmentally friendly and the first building designed to be self-powered, with the ability to generate its own electricity, as well as for other nearby buildings, it achieves this feat with wind turbines fitted between each rotating floor, An 80-story building will have up to 79 wind turbines, making it a true green power plant,” Dr. Fisher stated.

The Dynamic Tower is also the first skyscraper to be built entirely from prefabricated parts that are custom made in a workshop, resulting in cost savings, this approach known as the Fisher Method, also requires far fewer workers on the construction site, thereby dramatically lowering construction costs.

“Each floor of the building can be completed in only seven days. From now on, buildings will be made in a factory,” Dr. Fisher said.

By combining motion, green energy and efficient construction, the Dynamic Tower will change architecture as we know it, and herald a new era of Dynamic Living.

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The building will have 80 floors with apartments’ units ranges in size from 124 square meters (1,334 SF), to Villas of 1,200 SM (12,916 SF) complete with a parking space inside the apartment. The height of the building will be approximately 420 meters (1,380 feet) tall – close to that of Malaysia’s Petronas Tower.

Some other interesting facts:

The Dynamic Tower offers infinite design possibilities, as each floor rotates independently at different speeds, resulting in a unique and ever evolving shape that introduces a fourth dimension to architecture, Time.

The Dynamic Tower is environmentally friendly, with the ability to generate electricity for itself as well as other buildings nearby making it the first building designed to be self-powered, it achieves this feat with wind turbines fitted between each rotating floor. An 80-story building will have up to 79 wind turbines, making it a true green power plant.

Designed by visionary Italian architect Dr. David Fisher, the Dynamic Tower is the first building in history to introduce a fourth dimension to architecture, “Time”, the Dynamic Tower will continually reshaped, allowing the sun to both rise and set from the same view, The buildings can also be adjusted to the season, the weather, or to capture a special moment.

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This tower provide elevator for the car up till the 80th floor. You don’t have to worry, cuz you’re bringing the car with you – close to where you sleep! (look at the car elevator picture above)

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The image above explain about the turbin generating energy – a new era of green building:

The building generates electricity from wind turbines mounted horizontally between each floor, eighty story building will have up to seventy nine wind turbines, making it a true green power plant while traditional vertical wind turbines have some environmental negative impact, including obstruction of views and the need for roads to build and maintain them, the Dynamic Tower’s wind turbines are practically invisible and extremely quiet due to their special shape and the carbon fiber material they are made of.

Another environmentally green element of the Dynamic Tower is the photovoltaics cells that will be placed on the roof of each rotating floor to produce solar energy, approximately 20% of each roof will be exposed to the sun, so a building that has 80 roofs will equal the roofing space of 10 similar size buildings.

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Interesting fact I read about this tower: The tower has a core turning point, so to allow each floor to rotate independently with different speed and direction continuously. It uses voice recognition technology to determine rotational direction. The unique thing about it is that the voice recognition program can recognize “left” and “right” in every languages of the world!

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3 Responses to “The Rotating Tower – Dynamic Architecture in Dubai”

  1. seo lace says:

    I ant’ read youyr website in Operda 3.5, just figured I wuold tell you about itg.

  2. Hey very good weblog!! Man .. Beautiful .. Wonderful .. I will bookmark your weblog and take the feeds also…

  3. Absolutely Amazing!!! How do they dispose the toilet waste from the building?

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