London is set to host the world’s first rotating tower following the announcement that construction of the iconic building will commence later this year.
London-based Dynamic Group, the architectural firm behind the building that was initially planned for Dubai, announced they will move the project to London due to ‘financial concerns and other factors’.
“We are now close to starting construction on the first building in motion in London, which will become a world landmark,” the developer said in an email sent to investors.
Designed by Italian architect David Fisher, the 420m tower features 80 pre-fabricated apartments spinning a full 360 degrees (at voice command) around a central column by means of 79 giant wind turbines located between the floors.
“This will give the tower a different look every time,” says Fisher.
The firm hopes the US$350 million project will ‘serve as a landmark’ during the media frenzy of the forthcoming 2012 London Olympics.
The proposed building will be the world’s first skyscraper built with industrial systems process. In fact 90 per cent of the tower will be built as modules in a factory and then assembled on a central core – the only part that will be constructed ‘on-site’ using traditional construction techniques.
World leading construction companies have been contracted to work on this project believed to be the future of architecture.
Meanwhile, Dynamic Group says it is optimistic that the Dynamic Tower project in Dubai will begin as and when the market conditions allow it.