Dubai will be home to the world’s first shape-shifting skyscraper.
The city of Dubai is known for its unique, modern landscape, studded with bizarre and spectacular skyscrapers. Now, the newest offering to the city’s skyline may be the most impressive and ambitious project ever embarked on in the glittering city.
The Dynamic Tower will stand an extraordinary eighty stories high and will be the world’s very first skyscraper made up of separate rotating floors which will be attached to one central column. The company behind the bold project have said that this will allow the people who live there to control the exact position of their luxury apartments to suit their needs.
The new skyscraper is also exceptional for other reasons. The developers, from the Dynamic Group, claim that it will produce its own energy entirely through environmentally friendly means. The building will be powered by seventy-nine wind turbines and solar panels which will cover the roof of the skyscraper and the rooves of every single level.
In addition to that, the developers plan that the skyscraper will be the world’s first prefabricated tower. According to the architect, David Fisher, who designed the plans for the building back in 2008, around 90% of the tower will be constructed in a factory and then transported to the construction site. This will decrease the amount of labor required on the site of the project and will also cut down costs, he explains. Cutting down on costs is an important aspect of this project given that it is estimated that its construction will cost around $1.2 billion.
The Dynamic Group do not have a confirmed location or a date when they will begin construction on this project, but they are optimistic that it will be finished in 2020. If they are successful, the building will become the third tallest building in Dubai behind the world famous Burj Khalifa and Marina 101.