Wind-Powered Rotating Skyscraper in Dubai

June 11, 2008 / 10 Comments

Dubai continues to set standards and, why not with all the money the little kingdom has in the bank. Oil money. Our money.

dubai rotating wind power tower Wind Powered Rotating Skyscraper in Dubai

Dr. David Fisher is the designer of this Dynamic Architecture – a wind-powered rotating skyscraper, 420 meters high and with 80 floors that rotate independently. A total of 48 wind turbines will be installed between each floor making it very environmentally friendly and capable of sustaining itself with electricity.

Dubai has some 4,000 hours of wind annually and with that kind of wind generating power, the tower will get all the annual power it needs from just four of the turbines and the other 44 will send power to support Dubai’s power grid .

The wind-powered rotating skyscraper will be built in parallel stages instead of from the ground up, with a solid concrete core and a factory nearby prefabricating each floor in segments. Each apartment will be modular and should be tailored to the individual tenant’s desires.

dubai rotating wind power tower floors Wind Powered Rotating Skyscraper in Dubai

Wind-Powered Rotating Skyscraper in Dubai

Another similar project, but smaller is planned for Moscow. Only 400 meters and 70 floors. I now wonder if HSBC knew about this design, before they built their eco-friendly skyscraper.

Wind-Powered Rotating Skyscraper in Dubai

 

Meanwhile –‘The Donald’ and His $2B Golf Course is heading the other way.

And maybe Dubai will use Beer Bottles for their hot water system. We can only hope.