New Rotating Dubai Hotel Self-Sustaining

New Rotating Dubai Hotel Self-Sustaining

When you hear about an eighty-story luxury hotel that can spin 360 degrees, you know someone must be talking about Dubai. Home to the Burj Khalifa—the tallest building in the world, at a record 2,722 feet tall—Dubai is a city of opulence. It has not one but two man-made archipelagos, one in the shape of a giant palm tree and the other a map of the world. It has the world’s largest shopping mall, the world’s largest flower garden, and an indoor ski slope, all located in a place that gets fewer than four inches of rain per year. Even the police have a fleet of luxury cars—including Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and Aston-Martins.

 

The new skyscraper—The Dynamic Hotel—lets each floor (each is its own single unit) rotate a full 360 degrees. An entire revolution takes about an hour and a half. Each apartment is slated to cost $30 million, and the hotel portion is supposed to be so luxurious that it is not only five- or ten-stars, but it “goes beyond stars.”

 

Despite this exaggerated decadence, the building will be completely self-sustaining. Seventy-nine wind turbines, lying horizontally between floors, combined with solar panels, will provide all the energy the building needs.

 

The current plans are for the tower to be built in time for the Dubai 2020 Expo, which means the construction schedule is aggressive. To speed production, each floor will be prefabricated on the ground, like interlocking “Lego blocks.” This, they say, will allow them to build at the rate of one floor every six days. 

When you hear about an eighty-story luxury hotel that can spin 360 degrees, you know someone must be talking about Dubai. Home to the Burj Khalifa—the tallest building in the world, at a record 2,722 feet tall—Dubai is a city of opulence. It has not one but two man-made archipelagos, one in the shape of a giant palm tree and the other a map of the world. It has the world’s largest shopping mall, the world’s largest flower garden, and an indoor ski slope, all located in a place that gets fewer than four inches of rain per year. Even the police have a fleet of luxury cars—including Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and Aston-Martins.

 

The new skyscraper—The Dynamic Hotel—lets each floor (each is its own single unit) rotate a full 360 degrees. An entire revolution takes about an hour and a half. Each apartment is slated to cost $30 million, and the hotel portion is supposed to be so luxurious that it is not only five- or ten-stars, but it “goes beyond stars.”

 

Despite this exaggerated decadence, the building will be completely self-sustaining. Seventy-nine wind turbines, lying horizontally between floors, combined with solar panels, will provide all the energy the building needs.

 

The current plans are for the tower to be built in time for the Dubai 2020 Expo, which means the construction schedule is aggressive. To speed production, each floor will be prefabricated on the ground, like interlocking “Lego blocks.” This, they say, will allow them to build at the rate of one floor every six days. 

 

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