Friday, June 27, 2008

Dynamic Tower with individually Rotating Storeys in Dubai

A skyscraper that changes shapes with each of its 80 storeys independently rotating on a central axis will adorn the Dubai skyline in a couple of years.

Italian architect David Fisher unveiled the design of the world’s first ‘Dynamic Tower’, as the slender highrise will be called, in New York on Tuesday.
The innovative, 420-metre (1,378-foot) building features 80 pre-fabricated apartments that will spin a full 360 degrees — at voice command — around a central column by means of 79 power-generating wind turbines located between each floor.

According to Fisher, the skyscraper, which will be completely energy self-sufficient, should be up and running in Dubai in 2010 at an estimated cost of $700 million.
As each floor rotates independently from the other, the Dynamic Tower will constantly change shapes.

The Mirax group plans to build a similar 70-storey skyscraper in Moscow, New York and, maybe, other cities.

The apartments, ranging from 124 to 1,200 square metres (1,335-12,917 square feet), will take between one and three hours to make a complete rotation and cost $3.7 million to $36 million each.

Fisher said the pre-fabricated components made in a plant in Altamura in southern Italy will allow the skyscraper to go up in record time — one floor per week instead of the usual one-per-six-weeks— and slash building costs by 10 per cent.The Dynamic Tower in Dubai is the first Building in Motion to be constructed in the world, and it will herald a new era of architecture and become a symbol of Dubai, the city of the future.

The developer is Rotating Tower Dubai Development Limited of Dynamic Group.

Created by revolutionary architect Dr. David Fisher, the mixed use Dynamic Tower offers infinite design possibilities, as each floor rotates independently at different speeds, resulting in a unique and ever evolving structure that introduces a fourth dimension to architecture, Time.

The Dynamic Tower in Dubai will have 80 floors, and will be 420 meters (1,380 feet) tall, Apartments will range in size from 124 square meters (1,330 square feet), to Villas of 1,200 square meters (12,900 square feet) complete with a parking space inside the apartment. the first 20 floors will be an offices, floors 21 to 35 will be a luxury hotel, floor 36 through 70 will be residential apartments, and the top 10 floors will be luxury villas located in a prime location in Dubai, it is destined to become the most prestigious building in the city.

The Dynamic Tower in Dubai will be the first skyscraper to be entirely constructed in a factory from prefabricated parts, it will require only 600 people in the assembly facility and 80 technicians on the construction site instead of 2,000 workers on a similar size traditional construction site, Construction is scheduled to be completed by 2010.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, is considered by many to be a true visionary of the future, Dr. Fisher's dreams for the Dynamic Tower in Dubai were inspired by His Highness who said “Do not wait for the future to come to you…face the future.”