5 Amazing Facts Of Dynamic Tower Dubai
Only in a few times in a lifetime does man come up with spectacular architecture that leaves the world speechless. There were the great pyramids, the Great Wall of China, the Eiffel Tower, and the Empire State Building. Then emerged the landmarks in Dubai – the Burj Al Arab and the Palm Jumeirah- brilliant architecture that awes the world and lures thousands of tourists every year to take a closer look at these modern day wonders. And more is yet to come from this flourishing economy of the UAE; buildings and architecture that has never been seen before in the history of mankind. Such is the appeal of the project known as Dynamic Tower of Dubai.
The Dynamic Tower, also known as Da Vinci Tower, and Rotating Tower, is a humongous construction plan that consists of an 80 storey building meant for both commercial and residential purposes. This magnificent building is proposed by architecture David Fisher and is to be constructed in Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. This landmark construction is on the top of discussion in the architecture arena for a number of reasons. Here are five amazing facts that makes the Dynamic Tower a truly one of a kind innovation in construction.
One of the most awe-inspiring aspects of this futuristic building is the fact that each of the proposed floors will rotate a full 360 degrees in 90 minutes – that is a 20 feet (or 6 meters) rotation per minute! This really means that home owners and inhabitants can wake up to one view of the sunrise against the magnificent horizon in Dubai and have dinner while watching the sunset on the other side.
Each floor will rotate independently, so that the building will be constantly changing its shape. A voice recognition system allows habitants to customize when ever and to however degrees the rotation should take place! Quite a house that will be!
The Dynamic Tower of Dubai is the first prefabricated building in the world! The floor will be made of 12 modules, and each of them would be constructed separately, equipped with full air conditioning systems, plumbing and electrical systems. Bathroom, kitchen and all other fixtures will also be pre- installed within the modules. This means that about 90% of the skyscraper will be manufactured at a factory and then shipped and assembled in the construction site. This strategy will allow for faster construction of the building – taking about 22 months which is way shorter than a typical building of similar size, and will also require less labor to be engaged in the construction site. This is a truly an advanced use of technology in construction and manufacture.
The entire skyscraper will be powered by its own fuel from wind and solar power generators. The wind turbines will be located between two consecutive floors, while the solar panels will be placed on top of each floor and the roof. The wind turbines will be capable of producing 1,200,000 kilowatt hour of energy, and both the energy sources combined can generate enough surplus electricity to power several nearby structures! An intelligent building as such that can power itself is environmental friendly to a huge extent. The building is thus sustainable, eco-friendly, and self-empowering. Literally!
The top five floors of the skyscraper will be reserved for exclusive villas. Thee villas will have their own parking space and the cars and vehicles will be transferred to the top with the help of special elevators. Now that’s what I call high-class living.
This is truly a one of a kind structure that will change the face of structural development. This project is estimated to cost around USD 330 million and is expected to be completed in 2010. This approach of creating landmarks which are sustainable and eco-friendly will create a new generation of futuristic architecture. Like the Burj Al Arab, this structure will also attract thousands of tourists who admire moving works of art and architecture.
And thankfully enough, it will also be used a hotel, besides being used for living and commercial purposes. Thus enthusiasts have the option of being able to spend a night on the most amazing structure with a rotational experience that will turn their life around!