The Dutch Windwheel is an ultimate paragon of sustainability in the modern world and is an extremely popular site visited by multitudes of visitors every year just in order to adore its magnificence.
Dutch Windwheel – a unique landmark
You can name the Dutch Windwheel for the contemporary architecture, as it is a structure created with the state-of-the-art technology and design, and can leave you in awe for many days to come after seeing it. The three-dimensional rings based on light, glass, and open steel construction seems to be floating on water because the foundation of Dutch Windwheel is underwater.
The double ring construction used for the project does not only have its positive visual effects but it serves diversity of functions as well. It giant rings have so many things housed in them, as the outer rings houses 40 rotating cabins and the inner wheel houses a top class restaurant that offers breathtaking views of the international port city of Rotterdam, a sky lobby and hotel, apartments, and the plinth serves some commercial functions. The most essential feature of ring on the inner side from the green point of view is the innovative windmill.
Dutch Windwheel – a sustainable icon
It is so popular for being an excellent landmark in Rotterdam but it is also popular as a sustainable icon. An icon highlights the Dutch inclination towards clean technology, as the steel in circular design and glass frames housing72 apartments also serves as a wind turbine that is silent and motionless. Besides using wind to produce energy, the Dutch Windwheel would be capturing rainwater and tap water, recycle it, and will use the organic waste coming from the apartments to produce biogas.
Leaving the appearance aside, which is very captivating, the turbine in the inner ring is what is attention grabbing and makes the structure a model of sustainability. The results that it gives are similar to that of a wind turbine but its operation does not match the traditional wind turbines owing to the usage of the EWICON technology.
Conversion of wind energy into electricity takes place with the help of electrostatic wind energy converter (EWICON) technology, which further takes help of steel tubes but without moving the mechanical parts as it does in the traditional windmills. This newfound technology makes this windmill noiseless and far more convenient than the other windmills, as there is less wear and tear owing to no movement of the mechanical parts. All these features and benefits together make it the most innovative windmill on this planet.
The Dutch Windwheel as earlier mentioned has a biogas production capacity, rainwater and tap water recycle also, and solar PVs that enhance its green quotient. Windwheel uses natural resources in the best possible way due to all these equipments. The Dutch Windwheel is a modern update to the traditional windmills of Netherlands that displays Dutch Clean Technology really well.
An icon for sustainability
The Dutch Windwheel has a design that supports re-use and disassembly and is made of materials from the harbor and the steel industry of Rotterdam. You can experience the 3D rollercoaster interactive cinema that tells you the history of the Dutch water management. Innovative lighting, the smart glass walls that display a virtual layer of information visitors can read, and digital information layer in the cabins are some more very impressive and captivating features of this structure.
The Dutch Windwheel has emerged as a marvel of modern architecture that speaks volumes of sustainability. Innovation and sustainability are the two major elements of this structure that attract so many visitors to it every year.