A growing agreement of opinions among architects worldwide holds that almost everything that could have been done with conventional construction techniques has been done. As proof, we have the City of Culture, in Galicia, Spain, a mind-boggling architectural complex, and the newest innovation – the first rotating, energy-efficient skyscraper in the world, envisioned by David Fisher. Upon its completion, the new edifice will undoubtedly be the most amazing feat of engineering ever built, as far as living spaces go.
Each of its floors will be constructed on a modular structure, and will spin around the building's central axis, generating an incredible visual effect. Each of the revolving floors is also bound to have its own electricity-generating abilities, including wind turbines and solar panels. The plan is to create the Dynamic Tower as a good example of high-technology and self-sustainability. In other words, the structure will be energy-independent, and will have all its elevators and lights powered by its own sources.
According to Fisher's vision, the building will look completely different from second to second, constantly evolving in a kind of spiral-type of look, but not a regular one, at that. The name Dali comes to mind when looking at the animation of the new revolving tower, which is made available on the project's website.
In the original design, the building is to be constructed entirely out of prefabricated materials, and Fisher thinks that just 80 people will be more than enough to erect it by its 2010 deadline. And his beliefs could be founded to some extent, in that all that workers will have to do is simply mount the pieces of the giant puzzle together. Admittedly, this could be done very fast by a small team of professionals.
Regardless of the time it takes to build it, or the costs and delays, the main thing is that, once it's completed, the Dynamic Tower will offer its residents the ability to enjoy a full 360-degree panorama of the city. The view alone would surely raise the price of the apartments a lot. And keep in mind that every single one of these living spaces will have the same view at some point of the day, or twice a day, so the only difference will be that of height from the ground.