The Dutch "Windwheel" will be an example and accelerator for innovation, renewable energy and the circular and inclusive economy. It is the dynamic showcase for Dutch Design & Innovation and provides a continuous platform for demonstrating technical and technological innovations.
The first step in the development of the Dutch "Windwheel" is the launch of an innovation program at the intersection of energy, water, technology and building technology. Possibilities will be researched for local energy production, a closed water system, a smart grid and dynamic material use. One of the innovations that can be developed with the Dutch "Windwheel" is the EWICON technology, a wind turbine that generates electricity from wind without moving parts. This application makes the Dutch "Windwheel" the most innovative 'windmill' in the world.
The Dutch "Windwheel" is the icon of the future. It has been designed for disassembling and re-use and will be built with materials from the Rotterdam region. The building itself needs to be entirely dynamic and upgradable after it has been built. It thereby sets a new standard for sustainable building and smart city development. A global icon for sustainability.