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Worlds first ‘building in motion’ ready in 2 years.

Rotating Tower design will begin construction in next few weeks
Press were today 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.














source: worldarchitecturenews
 

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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.”

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link: http://www.dynamicarchitecture.net/21-06-08/new-web_23-06-08/dubai.html





Very good PDF (with all the details):
http://www.dynamicarchitecture.net/21-06-08/new-web_23-06-08/brochure-Dubai/Brochure-Dubai.zip
 

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Construction to Start on Rotating Wind-Power Tower.

Architect Dr. David Fisher Announces the Launch of the Dynamic Tower, the World's First Building in Motion.
- http://www10.aeccafe.com/nbc/articles/view_article.php?section=CorpNews&articleid=549998

Architect Dr. David Fisher Announces the Launch of the Dynamic Tower, the World's First Building in Motion.
- http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/cgi/news/release?id=230938

'Dynamic tower' to be built in Dubai.

- http://www.thenational.ae/article/20080624/NEWS/74833089/1041&profile=1041
 

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How the hell is having a parking space in your apartment useful?
Anyway that first render must be wrong since one of the articles says it's near the palm jumeirah. Would be great if it was on SZR though.
 

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A skyscraper, which is continuously in movement and whose deepenings independently of each other turns must ring in, the new future of living. The first Rotating Tower in 2010, in Dubai stand, announced David Fisher to the Italian architect Tuesday in New York. There the first reservations were now adopted. After Dubai Moscow follows, but also German entrepreneurs have already shown their interest. That is possible in Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt or Munich to be, said Fisher.


Wind turbines between each deepening still ensure the energy capacity of the occupants and can even the near area around the tower provide from energy. The purchasers of the luxe-appartments with a ticket as from 30,000 dollars (wide 19,000 euro) by square meter promise Fisher have breakfast at sun washing paces and evening meal with the can on the undergoing sun. By press on the bud or an oral command can stipulate the occupants themselves how rapidly and in which direction will twist their deepening.

Translated text from my national newspaper.
 

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hmm, interesting, last I heard about this (earlier in the year), the architect was getting sued over the mechanics of the building because someone else has the patent for it. Imre seemed to know nothing about it either. This is interesting though. Let me look through my old emails to Imre, I may have additional information.
 

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Can you imagine how much trouble it would be for that many people to get their cars in the lift? Huge lines would build up. Nonsense idea. Just build a parking deck. I mean sure, there will never be a time when every resident returns at one time, but even two or three cars waiting is a big deal. Are there multiple car lifts?
 
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