Dubai’s skyline is an ever-changing spectacle, which will be even more extraordinary come 2020 when the Dynamic Tower makes it appearance. Baroque Access finds out all about this rotating tower where every room has a changing view
The Dynamic Tower, designed by architect David Fisher of Dynamic Architecture Group, which is also named the Da Vinci Tower, is going to be a 1,378 feet (420-meter) tall skyscraper that moves. Apartments in this, the first rotating skyscraper in the world, will start around $30 million. The building, which will also feature a hotel, is set to have a grand opening to coincide with the 2020 World Expo, an event that is expected to attract 25 million visitors to Dubai from all over the world.
Dynamic Architecture Group has been working on this phenomenal structure since 2008. It will feature 80 rotating storeys that will be self-powered and will be capable of rotating individually around a concrete core, offering 360-degree panoramic views of Dubai. Those staying in the apartments or the hotel will be able to control the rotation speeds, and even stop the apartment or room from rotating with voice commands. This way, they can even watch the sun rise and set from the stunning floor-to-ceiling glass windows on the same day!
The Dynamic Hotel, as it will be called, will apparently feature superlative luxury accommodation, cutting-edge technology and exclusive services. In addition, guests have a choice of spacious luxury suites or deluxe rooms.
This extraordinary building is similar to Suite Vollard, which was built in Brazil and completed in 2001. This particular building has floors that each rotate independently, resulting in the tower completely changing shape. Each floor rotates a maximum of 20 feet (6 meters) per minute. A full rotation takes 3 hours.
Aside from being the first skyscraper to rotate in the world, the Dynamic Tower will also be the world’s first pre-fabricated one. Each floor will feature 40 factory built modules in which kitchen and bathroom fixtures are pre-installed. In fact, 90% of the building will be factory built and then shipped to Dubai. In this way, the erection of the building will be much faster – approximately 30% faster than a typical building of the same size that is built on the construction site.
The core of the skyscraper will be built on site in Dubai; this will serve each floor with a special patented connection to clean water, based on state-of-the-art technology that is currently used to refuel aeroplanes mid-flight. The entire building will be powered by 79 horizontally placed wind turbines between each of the 80 floors, plus roof-mounted solar panels that will cover the roof and the top of each floor. It is expected that enough surplus electricity will be produced to power five other buildings nearby of a similar size.
Despite expecting the tower to be completed faster, it has taken much longer than expected. In fact, at the time of writing, construction of this much-anticipated big, bold building has yet to begin. This is why the opening has been moved to 2020.
If you would like to find out more about this exquisite, unique structure that will change the Dubai skyline in the coming years, let Baroque Access assist. Contact us now, email@example.com, and we will give you all the information you require, plus keep you informed about the construction process, including hotel rates and prices of apartments.