Verde Profilo for David Fisher: Dynamic Tower
Verde Profilo is proud to announce that it will take part in the innovative project ''Dynamic Tower'', designed by David Fisher Architect. The futuristic work forsees natural elements cladding to cover the dynamic facades.
Here you have an interview in which David Fisher explains his vision about the project.
As an architect, what fascinates you about kinetic architecture and the possibilities that it offers?
Buildings in motion allow us to face from our bedroom the sunrise and the sunset, to change the shape of the building, to bring “democracy” to architecture by allowing each person, at any given time, to shape the building. These buildings thus stimulate people to think “out of the box”….and they give everyone the message that “everything is possible,” that there are no limits in life.
I never had any doubts that everything is possible, but l have also heard from quite a number of people who approached me, saying, "If a skyscraper can rotate, then I, too, can do what I had in mind…” and I think that this is the most important message of Kinetic Architecture.
Can you sum up, briefly, the key advantages for residents who might live in a rotating tower?
The view changes.
The awareness of dynamism.
The iconic value of the building….If you say that you live in the first rotating tower of your city, people know where it is.
As the Rotating Towers are almost completely built off-site, in a shipyard, the advantages are multiple, such as:
the cost is lower -- in most international cities -- than any “normal” tower, due to the efficiency of building off-site and with an “industrial” approach. The time of construction is much shorter. The building quality is better by far.
These buildings will create green energy, thereby setting a new standard of “Dynamic Green Buildings”
Maintenance is easier than in any normal building. Also, you never have to break the wall after you discover some damage. The sensors tell you when something has to be fixed, and you then open the wall, just like the hood of your car, or the wall panel of an aircraft, and fix whatever is needed, immediately.
The lifetime of these buildings is by far longer than any traditional buildings.
There is hardly any waste during the construction process, and you can also dismantle the building, when it make sense, and relocate it in another place, which is another contribution to sustainability.
What kind of contexts would, in your mind, be ideal for a rotating towers?
The ideal context will be in a prime location of an international key city; a location from which one can enjoy a great view. Of course a waterfront setting would be ideal.
Also, a site with an open space in front, such as an open amphitheater or a park, where people can sit and watch the tower in motion.
We would like to believe that this will be an attraction, particularly given that, on certain days/hours, the tower will be designed by children from around the world, who will be the “best artist of the week” in their school and, via the password that we will give them, from their home, wherever it is around the globe, they will be able to design the tower in real time.
At other times, the tower would be designed by selected, known artists.
Also, the people who will sit in front of the tower will be given the possibility, from their smart phone, to shape the building, and take the picture of their “own” designed building, making their own “creation”. It would therefore make sense to have in front of the rotating towers a square, a park or an amphitheater.
Do you have a first site secured for a rotating tower and, if so, where will it be and what would be the start date of construction and the year of completion?
We have secured the land for the first Dynamic (rotating) building and we will announce it soon. The production, in the shipyard in Italy, is planned to start at the very beginning of 2019.