A consortium of Dutch companies has developed a concept for a visitor attraction with passenger cabins spiralling up and down its facade and powered by solar panels and wind.
Engineers KCI, electrical specialists Bosch Rexroth, steel experts Hillebrand and creative agency NorthernLight are the four companies from the Netherlands that collaborated on the piece of conceptual architecture.
A windmill would sit at the top and solar panels would be integrated into the mast, along with vertical gardens. As the cabins roll back down the mast they could also generate electricity.
Standing between 60 to 150 metres tall, the Spiral Tower's steel central mast could hold between four to 16 cabins.
Up to 12 people could ride in each cabin, and the attraction would take between three and 10 minutes to corkscrew the riders up to the top and back down again.