LOOK: World’s first rotating skyscraper to be built in Dubai


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Dubai may soon be adding a new man-made wonder to its long list of attractions.

After introducing to the world the planet’s largest man-made island, tallest building and biggest shopping mall, Dubai may soon be home to the world’s first rotating skyscraper.

World’s first rotating skyscraper to be built in Dubai
PHOTO CREDIT: Screengrab from YouTube video/courtesy Dynamic Architecture
Dynamic Tower, which is the brainchild of architect David Fisher of Dynamic Architecture, will be an 80-storey, 1273-foot tower with floors that can rotate 360 degrees in both directions. The rotating, shape-shifting tower will be built in four dimensions and will constantly change shape.

Israeli-Italian architect David Fisher told Your Discover Science: “It will never look the same. The floor is rotating very smoothly. You don’t hear anything.”

Fisher, who got the idea for the one-of-a-kind tower while staring out of the Olympic Tower in New York, first introduced his idea back in 2008. However, his proposal never materialized.

Dynamic Architecture is hoping that the unique tower will debut Dubai’s skyline by 2020.

World’s first rotating skyscraper in Dubai
PHOTO CREDIT: Screengrab from YouTube video/courtesy Dynamic Architecture
Aside from the building’s rotating floors, the tower will utilize voice-activated technology that would allow residents to rotate their apartments just by speaking. The tower’s energy will be produced by about 79 wind turbines located horizontally between the floors and solar panels placed on the roof.

Residents can transport their car to their floor and park it next to their apartment by using a special elevator built inside the central concrete core.

It will be the world’s first pre-fabricated skyscraper in which individual units will be built off-site. Floors, made of steel, aluminium and carbon fiber materials will be assembled at a factory and then later attached to the tower.

World’s first rotating skyscraper in Dubai
PHOTO CREDIT: Screengrab from YouTube video/courtesy Dynamic Architecture
According to Dynamic Architecture, you need to prepare around $4 million to $40 million if you want to own an individual apartment from the project.

Fisher is hoping that Dynamic Tower will inspire architects to design buildings that adjust to life.

"An architect should design buildings that adjust to life. 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,” Fisher said.



--Mini, The Summit Express

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