Dubai’s rotating wind-powered skyscraper being built
Photo courtesy of Inhabitat
The modern world is full of unique, eye-catching buildings. But an upcoming Dubai skyscraper is about to put a new spin on the field of architecture.
Israeli-Italian architect David Fisher‘s crazy rotating Dynamic Tower – a 1,375-foot-tall highrise – is finally becoming a reality, reports Inhabitat.
Solar panels will be installed on the roof, and 48 individual wind turbines will be hidden in between the floors to provide power. According to the architect, the building will generate up to 10 times more energy than it will use.
Proposed by Fisher almost a decade ago, the project was supposed to break ground in 2010, but was put on hold due to planning obstructions and design changes. Now, seven year later, it looks like the project has finally been given the green light.
The Dynamic Tower will have 80 floors that are capable of rotating a full 360 degrees, letting tenants and hotel guests select their own personal views via voice command. However, even more impressive than the unique twisting feature is the project’s sustainability profile – the entire building will be powered by sun and wind energy.
The apartments will offer the ultimate in luxury living – at a price of $30 million. The “beyond star rating” building will offer swimming pools, garden space, a fitness center and even a car lift that transports cars outside individual residences.
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