The architecture studio Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio (HAADS) creates an impressive skyscraper project called Squall Tower in Dubai. It has three towers helical that will rotate thanks to the wind on itself to generate electricity and have 360º views.
It is not only the top floor of Squall Tower that turns, but the entire skyscraper turns on its base
The Squall Tower is a concept project inspired by vertical wind turbines, and in contrast to skyscrapers resisting the wind’s strength, the tower moves in uniform with its environment. It comes with three individual ribbon-shaped segments that helically twist around a central axis, with multiple branches connecting them all together.
HAADS explains: ‘Squall tower is basically a concept project formed by combining 3 different parameters in the most appropriate way. In this sense, there is a carrier and aesthetic spine some vertical surfaces attached to it, and an unstable platform on which surfaces sit. Every surface has its own view and brings the user together with a new experience mechanism. Squall who shows a very harmonious attitude in terms of the position it settled in and adopted makes itself belong there with the form it has. Its elegant connections within each other lead it to create a transparent and calm image within the city skyline. With the help of the platform on which it sits the structure which can turn around itself with the effect of wind will constantly create new perspectives for its users and reveals a unique experience. In addition, the entire technical flow will take place in the main spine within the structure which will perform the rotation process at a constant speed in 48 hours even under the effect of wind with different flows. However, vertical circulation in different structures will be resolved in 3 separate masses. Inspired by vertical wind turbines, Squall will be able to act independently of the wind direction and generate electrical energy thanks to its rotation.’
Visualization by HAADS