This week Latest Sale reports on Dutch architecture for the Business Directory. We cover the a renewed focus on sustainability ad in particular the trend to be at one with nature. A Rotterdam exclusive, at 174 metres high, the Dutch Windwheel offers inhabitants the opportunity to live in a real wind turbine.
An opportunity to offer sustainable housing for over 100 residents occupying up to 72 apartments, coupled with a restaurant, a luxury hotel with 160 rooms overlooking the city of Rotterdam, the circular framed Windwheel is made from steel and glass and set across exotic wetlands. The wind turbines themselves are silent and motionless. A completely sustainable solution, the Windwheel offers rainwater capturing facilities and recycling of water.
The Rotterdam-based enterprises behind the Windwheel project include BLOC, DoepelStrijkers, Meysters and NBTC Holland Marketing. With the case for an iconic landmark in the Dutch city, the Windwheel represents the epitome of renewable energy, technological and technical prowess combined with building technology. The usage of EWICON technology that enables a wind turbine to generate electricity from wind without moving parts, makes this Dutch windwheel one of the mostly innovative windmills in the world
Built locally using building material from the region, the Rotterdam project is a prime example of the Latest Sale ethos to think global, and act local.