The Da Vinci Tower is an 80-Floor Skyscraper that Rotates 360° in 90 Minutes
Wind turbines will be strategically placed between each floor that could generate up to 1,200,000 kilowatt-hours of energy for the tower and 5 other buildings.
The Da Vinci Tower, also known as the Dynamic Tower is a design by the architect David Fisher, who is based out of Florence. David is known for designing the world’s first building in motion and intends to construct an incredible 80-story skyscraper in Dubai that will feature solar panels, wind turbines and individual rotating floors.
Building height and rotation speed of the floors
The building will reach an incredible 420 meters in height, which is approximately 1, 378 feet, and will feature individual floors that can rotate at around 20 feet per minute and can even make a full rotation in just 90 minutes.
Because each floor rotates independently, the tower appears to change shape and this effect creates a very eye-catching architectural design, that if completed successfully could be a huge feat for this mostly unknown architect.
Generates up to 1,200,000 kilowatt-hours of energy using wind turbines and solar panels
The building will have 40 modules on each floor and there will be 77 wind turbines fixed to the tower along with things like solar panels and wind turbines to create natural energy which will not only power the tower, but also five other (smaller) buildings around it.
The wind turbines will be strategically placed between each of the rotating floors and it could possibly generate up to 1,200,000 kilowatt-hours of energy. The solar panels will cover the roof as well as the top of each floor which provides a lot of real estate for producing all that extra energy.
Estimated costs and effective construction strategy
The estimated cost for the building is around 330 million dollars, which is around 1.2 billion in AED.
The architect also believes that around 90% of the tower can be built in factories and simply shipped to the construction site to be put together rather quickly.
The core of the tower will obviously be built on the construction site, but allowing for large portions of the buildings construction to be created in factories will effectively knock down the entire cost of the project and reduce the amount of workers necessary on the site.
David Fisher also believes that it will take around 30% less time to construct when compared to other skyscrapers of the same size and apart from these obvious benefits, it would also be much safer for the construction workers to be working in factory conditions rather than spending countless hours putting everything together while suspended hundreds of feet off the ground.
Construction date and official location is still unknown
Unfortunately the schedule to build this enormous tower has been set back over and over again. It was expected to be completed in 2010, and then in late 2011, and now it seems that as of 2016, construction has still not begun and there hasn’t even been an official announcement for where the building site will be located.
However it is also important to note that the architect wanted to keep the location a surprise, so it is possible that construction has begun in factories around Dubai and it is even possible that the base has already been constructed somewhere and they are simply waiting for approvals or for a larger portion of the construction to be completed before they begin shipping everything to the official site and making the location known to the public.