Dubai, famous of its world’s largest man-made island, the world’s largest shopping mall, the world’s tallest building (Burj Khalifa), is now going for world’s first full rotating skyscraper to provide 360 degree views.
The 80 storeys skyscraper will be 419 metres tall, with apartments built on separate floors to turn both ways. The floors of the tower would be prefabricated units, made of metal, aluminium and carbon fiber materials, first assembled in the factory, then attached to the tower.
The skyscraper is expected to be entirely self-powered, featuring as many as 79 horizontal-laying wind turbines between floors, along with top- mounted solar panels.
Using voice-activated technology, residents will be able to program the rotation of the unit in tandem with the sun. This allows residents to catch the sunrise each morning, and the sunset each night, from any of the apartments. The floor-to-ceiling windows on every floor help to maximise the spectacular view.
Residents will also be able to transport their car to their floor and park next to their apartment through a special elevator built inside the central concrete core.
Dynamic Architecture did not give a clear figure for this huge project but the price for each apartment should range from $4 million to $40million.
According to The Sun, Fisher said he designed the building from the belief “the motionless state of today’s houses does not reflect people’s actual lives, where everything is constantly changing”. Hotels and homes should instead be able to “move following the sun or the wind, and adjust to their tenants’ life and mood”.
Fisher also hope this will spark architects to start thinking about the real nature of their job.
“An architect should design buildings that adjust to life,” he said. “They should adapt to our space, our functionalities and our needs that change continuously — and even to our sense of beauty, itself in continuous motion.”