A new extraordinary eye-catcher causes a stir in the world of green buildings. The today presented Dutch Windwheel combines several green features in one building. The ring-shaped attraction, offering a panorama restaurant, a hotel, apartments and office space in the inner ring, is designed for Rotterdam, a coastal city in the Netherlands. What distinguishes this by Windwheel Corporation designed green building from others is first of all the wind energy harnessing center. Secondly, it is placed in the city port of Rotterdam and not within the city center like many other high rises in the world. Furthermore, the rotating outer ring with its 40 cabins is the cherry on the cake.
Harnessing Wind Energy Without Moving Parts
If Windwheel is finally constructed one day, it will be a tourist attraction as well as a lighthouse project for extraordinary green architecture with a broad range of functions in one. The position is ideal for harnessing the coastal wind, which is converted into electricity without moving parts. This means that there is no disturbing shadow-flickering, low maintenance demand, and no rotor noise. However, the generated electricity can only cover a part of Windwheel’s energy demand.
“A Global Icon For Sustainability”
The Windwheel Corporation describes its green attraction as a unique landmark in front of the capital of the Netherlands. In this case, we can claim it like this without the fear of overstatement. As a showcase for sustainable architecture, it can set a new benchmark for state-of-the-art green building technologies in the world.
Large Consortium Shall Provide Advanced Technologies
With the support of a consortium of Arup, the Royal BAM Group, Deltares, Dura Vermeer, ECN, Eneco, Evides, Siemens, SPIE and TNO, it is possible to provide the diverse technology know-how.