How architects are getting innovative
One moment it seems like the usual rectangular building. But when you are just about to make up your mind about the shape of the building, it twists to form another shape - this time coiling like a snake.
Seconds later, it is a spiral shape. Unable to pinpoint exact shape of the building, you give up.
This is the rotating building of the world in Dubai that David Fisher, a renowned architect and founder of Dynamic Architecture envisions for four other cities in the world - Paris, New York, Moscow and London after Dubai.
He created the Da Vinci Tower, an 80-storey skyscraper with independent rotating floors in Dubai.
With every turn, the physical look of the building changes giving a totally new look that hardly resembles another.
Connected to wind turbines, the building is able to power a reasonable number of neighbouring buildings on every complete rotation that happens in 90 minutes.
The building is a unique creation that offers an eco-friendly approach to the ever innovative and fast growing real estate market around the world.
According Dynamic Architecture, the United Arab Emirates provides them with best environment for exclusive developments due to the market ‘s determination to bring dreams into reality.
Already Fisher and his group are looking forward to constructing a 70-storey rotating tower in New York. The building will offer the most sough-after amenities in real estate.
The science behind Fisher’s rotating building is the fact that major pieces in his work arrive ready from the workshop leaving workers on site to fit the units together.
Think of water piping, floors among other materials. However concrete, the one vital material in constructions that most of us have grown up knowing is also used in this magnificent piece of art.
If you are lucky, you may just live to see a rotating skyscraper unfolding just before your eyes in Kenya.
Should he build one here, it won’t be the first one as the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) already has a dormant rotating restaurant on 28th floor whereas the Olympic Plaza will have a rotating rooftop.