While Dubai is already famous for its man-made wonders such as man-made islands and Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building, the city makes yet another milestone with the world’s first rotating tower that can rotate 360-degrees in clockwise and anticlockwise directions. The design of the building is done by architect David Fisher of Dynamic Architecture, and the building is called the Dynamic Tower.
The Dynamic Tower is planned to be an 80-story and 1273-foot tower, with up to 79 wind turbines, that’s placed horizontally in between the floors, along with solar panels that are placed on the roof to produce power for the building.
The major technological side of the building is that the building is equipped with voice-activated technologies that allow residents to spin their apartments by simply speaking out. There isn’t any word on whether the building’s voice activation will include a newly custom made AI, or will use existing artificial intelligence software. Although, it would have been cool if we could say "OK Google, spin my apartment towards the sunrise".
The Dynamic Tower’s floors would be made of prefabricated units that are made of steel, aluminum, and carbon fiber materials. Fisher also adds that the floors will be assembled in a factory at first, and then attached to the tower – another new milestone in skyscraper construction.
Interestingly, there will also be a special elevator that will allow residents to transport their car to their floor and park their vehicle next to their apartment. The Dynamic Tower is expected to hit the Dubai skyline by 2020.