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Rotating Tower, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Tuesday 24 Jun 2008

World's first ‘building in motion’ ready in 2 years

Rotating Tower by Dynamic Architecture in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Copyright - Dynamic Architecture/David Fisher 
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06/02/13 diresh kumar, hyderabad
i want some more information and contruction date ?
08/11/12 mark anthony, roxas city
wow this future generation begins the dynamic world of architecture
Dushyant paliwal i need some ideas related to this actually i am doing thesis on dynamic architecture can you help me ???reply me on
08/07/12 JhonDeuf, Marseille
Sorry for my English i'm french:

The car elevator is just made for the highest floors Standard Appartement will don't have the access to Car elevator too.

U can see informations on Wikipedia but if you have more informations u are welcome ^^..

19/05/12 dushyant paliwal, india
if i want to give some ides about this projet....what cud i do......
07/05/12 Andy E, Muncie
Ok, i think the architect of this is kinda stupid. I mean i love the building, how much can be on each floor and everything, but what the hell is the point of having a car elevator? So you can park it in your so-called garage? I see two major problems with this.
1) From looking at the diagram, you can have about 5 people living on one floor, the "garage" can barely hold two cars, let alone for 5 people. Yes, i know it's probably a family living on the floor and not roommates who all want their own can but still.
2) I'm guessing that the building has about 70-100 floors, how can ONE car elevator keep up with that many floors? They go slow and can only take one car at a time.
Other than that I love the building.
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04/07/11 sam, bangalore
ooohhhh man wat a piece of art it is...............
16/03/11 Libi, Israel
Rotating Tower, designed by Italian architect David Fisher.... and I'm asking myself.... Fisher...ammmm is that realy ITALIAN?????? why are they so afraid to say that he is a Jew???? just wondering...
11/08/10 ashwini rao, chikmagalore
actually i am really proud of a well known arc DAVID FISHER who had made such a mindblowing piece of dyanamic arc........but why it was not come to an end..........i want a clear information whether it was completed o not.........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
06/07/10 karthik, chennai
its highlighted on 2008 but still i cant find the current status, do any guys know something new about this dyn arch.........
wht the arch they r following, what the tactis, wht will be the output, how long it will take....................
does it possible always to rotate this arch, incase of natural hazards how it will resist
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Rotating Tower design will begin construction in next few weeks 

On Tuesday 24th June, press were treated to an introduction to the world’s first ‘building in motion’. Rotating Tower, designed by Italian architect David Fisher, is expected to move from design to reality in less than two years.

The design, in collaboration with British firm Dynamic Architecture Group, will be premiered in two locations: Moscow and Dubai which were chosen for very different reasons. Dubai was Fisher’s first choice for the tower. He said: “Dubai is a city of the future and I think that the building of the future should be in the city of the future.” He took inspiration from UAE Vice President and Dubai ruler, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who told him: “Don’t wait for the future, face the future.” Moscow got involved by approaching Fisher who accepted the Russians proposal knowing that they would be 'fast at putting things together'.

Dubai’s building will reach 80 floors: The top 10 floors will be used for luxury ‘Villa’ style apartments, below which a further 35 floors of accommodation, then the 15 floors below will comprise an extravagant hotel and the lowest 20 floors used as retail space.

The segmented tower design will allow each floor to turn independently using voice recognition technology and giving those inside an ever-changing view over the space of 1 to 3 hours. In the Dubai building the voice recognition will be able to interpret such instructions as ‘left’ or ‘right’ in English, Arabic or Italian but any language could be programmed in for further buildings.

It was suggested by one journalist that there may be difficulties when one floor is occupied by more than one tenant. Fisher responded that the architects would be able to adapt a building in whichever way necessary to suit their needs and added: “It opens a way of thinking... people start to think in a different direction.”

Rotating Tower is the Italian architect’s first skyscraper design but he is confident that he will be able to pull off the concept, first listing his experience in the architecture world and then by stating: “I did not design skyscrapers but I feel completely ready to do so.”

The Rotating Tower design uses photovoltaic cells and wind turbine technology to collect enough energy to power itself and Fisher says they ‘will have some so we can sell to the neighbours’. The cells which will be placed on the top surface of each floor will be 15% open to the sun’s rays on all 80 floors for the full day helping to power the building.

It is hoped that the tower’s design could be adaptable worldwide with the same power generation capabilities. Fisher said: “Most cities in the world have enough wind to power these turbines – we have used German technology and are testing in Italy and it seems we have enough power” (for the current buildings).

The towers will also be the first skyscrapers to be entirely constructed from prefabricated parts put together in a factory in Southern Italy by a team of 600 in the facility and 80 on-site. Moscow and Dubai’s towers will begin construction in the next few weeks in Italy where the bathrooms, the most complicated part of the design according to Fisher, will be created and it is hoped they will be able to break ground in the next couple of months. While there has been interest from several countries throughout the world Fisher hopes that New York will be the next to pick up on the concept.

Niki May Young
News Editor

Dynamic Architecture

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