The concept of "garden city" is fairly old, although it was never completely materialized. Utopic proposals and sporadic experiments have been made throughout the History of Architecture in an inconsistent way. However, the idea never died: bringing together the best of both worlds, an urban life in a natural environment still fascinates architects and people in general. Dubai isn't exactly within everyone's reach, but it seems pretty close to making this idea a reality.
The Rotating City project was developed by the company High Rise RE. It basically consists of a natural space of good environmental and landscape quality where various types of rotating buildings will be built - houses, apartments, hotels, restaurants, etc. The buildings, not the city, obviously, rotate, searching for the best solar orientation and most interesting landscape. There are also floating and, unbelievably, flying buildings - a science fiction movie come true!
Faisal Ali Moosa, founder of the promoting company, is willing to take the project forward and start work as soon as he purchases the necessary land. The model-buildings have even been built in other sites, so as to atract potential buyers. All that's left to know is how they are going to get them to fly, but if it's a matter of money, in Dubai that is not a problem...
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