Dubai is one of the most advanced cities on the planet. It's already home to the tallest skyscraper in the world and now the region's next innovative architectural reach comes in the form of a futuristic, rotating skyscraper.
Set to be erected by the year 2020, the rotating skyscraper is anticipated to be home to a series of 80-story-high rotating condos. Dubbed the "Dynamic Tower," the project was first proposed in 2008 by Israeli-Italian architect David Fisher and is finally receiving a revived push with concrete plans.
It's always sunny in... your apartment
Each individual apartment included in the tower will be capable of rotating 360 degrees so that the building's shape is constantly shifting. This way, residents can theoretically enjoy some pretty intense sunrises and sunsets from the comfort of their own futuristic home. They could even program their home to move with the sun!
Residents of these $30 million homes will have the ability to control their own units and its positioning through voice activated commands. Using vocal queues, they'll be able to adjust the speed of their unit and tell it to start or stop rotating.
A positive environmental approach
With Dubai as an innovator and global leading force in sustainability and innovation, these residencies will also be electricity-free.
The "Dynamic Tower" is anticipated to house a two-foot gap between each floor, allowing for wind turbines to power the building and even provide additional power for neighbors nearby. By 2020, the United Arab Emirates wants 7% of its electricity to come from renewable resources.
Dubai recently unveiled its Future Cities Show 2017 exhibition, which focuses on providing sustainability, innovation and happiness to regions around the world. "Our objective is to establish tomorrow's leading cities that can surpass reality," said Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Dubai's Minister of Infrastructure Development.
All of this innovation is really putting Dubai on the map. If you needed another reason to visit some white sand beaches, hop on a set of water skis and immerse yourself in an innovation hub, blame it on Dubai's innovative allure.