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Rotating Turbine-Shaped Skyscrapers

The 'Squall Tower' Moves with the Wind

— January 21, 2021 — Art & Design
The 'Squall Tower' has been designed by the Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio as an unexpected building imagined for the cityscape of Dubai that would work to move with the wind like a turbine instead of resisting its strength.

The skyscraper features a somewhat organic aesthetic that is paired with features of a turbine that would enable the ribbon-like structure to rotate with minimal drag. This would allow for it to complete a single rotation once every 48 hours at a fixed speed that would work with or without the wind.

The 'Squall Tower' would deliver ever-changing views for the inhabitants and visitors alike, and would work with the elements instead of against them to make it a fluid addition to the Dubai landscape, if constructed.
Trend Themes
1. Rotating Skyscrapers - Rotating skyscrapers will become a popular trend in architecture as cities look to make their buildings more efficient and aesthetically pleasing.
2. Wind-powered Buildings - Wind-powered buildings will become a trend as architects and builders look to make use of renewable energy sources in urban environments.
3. Organic Architecture - Organic architecture will become a trend as designers look for ways to make buildings blend with their natural surroundings.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Architectural firms can take advantage of the trend of rotating skyscrapers and wind-powered buildings to design more innovative buildings and gain a competitive advantage.
2. Renewable Energy - Companies in the renewable energy industry can capitalize on the trend of wind-powered buildings by developing more efficient wind turbines that can power high-rise buildings.
3. Tourism - The trend of rotating skyscrapers will create new opportunities in the tourism industry as visitors will be attracted to the ever-changing views from the top of such buildings.
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