Dynamic Architecture: Da Vinci Tower Dubai

Dubai is possibly the most exciting city in the world at the moment for innovative architecture and the Da Vinci Tower is a leading example. Each floor of the building is independent allowing free movement, which as dynamicarchitecure.net states will allow the building to be constantly in motion changing its shape and therefore will be able to generate electric energy for itself as well as for other buildings.

Forty-eight wind turbines fitted between each rotating floors as well as the solar panels positioned on the roof of the building will produce energy from wind and the sunlight, with no pollution. The total energy produced by this inbuilt ‘powerhouse’ every year will be worth approximately seven million dollars.

The movie below provides a look at the Da Vinci Tower – it kicks in past the 40 second mark:

Each floor will rotate a maximum of one full rotation in 90 minutes and with completion estimated for 2009 due to its ‘factory built construction’ – see 4min 50s into the movie for the visualisations – it is this level of innovation that is making Dubai the city to watch over the next few years.

Author Bio

Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.


  1. eAi - February 28, 2008

    Voice over was very cheesy, but I like the concept. Not sure what it’d be like to live in though – might make you a bit dizzy. What if someone hacks the building 😉

  2. Anonymous - February 29, 2008

    which room does the elevator dump you of in??

  3. eAi - February 29, 2008

    Much higher quality video at http://www.dynamicarchitecture.net/da-high/da-high-video.html

    Pitty about the voiceover though!

  4. VP - May 8, 2008

    Amazing, when completed it is a real MASTERPIECE of Architecture. I am also interested how
    the plumbing works? Any ideas?
    more at http://dynamic-architecture.blogspot.com/

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