Silent Wind Turbine Is Also An Incredible Circular Apartment Building.

Windmills have  been around for centuries but are generally speaking kept to the countryside. This all might be about to change with the introduction of the Wind Wheel. The state-of-the-art creation is from Dutch architects Doepel Strijkers, who designed the 173-meter-high (570 foot) structure to utilize wind, water and an electric field in an electrostatic wind-energy converter that can directly produce a current for power.

The self-powered tower is quiet, low-maintenance and looks like something out of a science-fiction novel.

Doepel Strijkers estimate a Dutch Windwheel could go into construction to be erected by the early 2020’s.

Designed for the port city of Rotterdam, the Dutch Windwheel is a concept for a sustainable landmark that would be able to house 72 apartments within a circular steel and glass frame, while also serving as a silent, motionless wind turbine. In addition to harvesting energy from the wind, the structure would be equipped with facilities to capture rainwater, recycle tap water and also produce bio-gas from the residents’ organic waste.

Find out more about this awesome concept at Popular Science.