"It's the first building that is dynamic, changing the shape.You can adjust the shape the way you like every given moment.It's designed by life, shaped by time",Italian architect David Fischer told in New York where plans of 80-storey "Dynamic Tower" have been unveiled on 24 June 2008. The tower will be developed in Dubai by developer Rotating Tower Dubai Development , a British based company and scheduled to be completed by 2010. The tower is expected to then be developed in Moscow and New York. The 1,380 ft building will feature 80 apartments that spin a full 360 degrees around a central column by means of 79 power-generating wind turbines located between each floor. (Think of the constantly changing view of the Gulf and the city's skyline!). Lift would allow residents to park their cars right in their apartments rather than leaving them in the ground floor parking garage.
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Not only the building itself but also the method of construction is unconventional.According to the designer David Fischer each floor was to be prefabricated in an Italian factory ,then shipped to site and attached to the concrete core. Erecting the building in this fashion requires only 80 technician and 20 month of duration ( about six days per floor) saving huge amount of cost ( 10 % of normal construction cost), Fischer claims.Sales of individual apartments were to begin in September with an asking price of About 3000 $ per square foot.
The buildings have to overcome several technical challenges such as connecting the service core to the apartments. To take the lift the residents have to from the rotating floor into the stationary central core. Any way the concept is really genius,isn't it?