Buildings in Motion


Dynamic Tower

For those based in Auckland, you may be familiar with the rotating restaurant located up the Sky Tower named ‘Orbit’. This restaurant rotates slowly so that diners enjoy changing views overlooking Central Auckland. But have you heard of buildings in motion which actually change their shape?

David Fisher from Dynamic Architecture is planning to build towers containing independently rotating floors in Dubai, Moscow, Paris, London and New York. The Dynamic Tower is a 420 m (1,378 ft), 80-floor moving skyscraper to be constructed in Dubai. The Dynamic Tower was planned for completion in 2010 but due to market conditions in Dubai at the time, construction has slowed and the tower is still incomplete. The Dynamic Tower is designed to adjust itself to the sun, wind, weather and views by rotating each floor separately such that the building will never appear exactly the same twice. Another attractive feature of this tower is that it also acts as a massive green power plant with the ability to produce energy for itself and other buildings via wind turbines fitted between each rotating floor.

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