Once again, Dubai leads the way in alternative structures and sites, according to Building:
The US$350m (£173m) 28-floor Aperiron building would be 300m from the Dubai coast and accessible only by boat or helicopter.Wikipedia reports that a rollmop is "a pickled herring fillet rolled (hence the name) into a cylindrical shape around a piece of pickled cucumber or an onion." Nickname suggestions at the site include The Butterfly, The Fly Trap, and The Vortex [Attention: Ann Althouse].
As well as 438 luxury suites, it would contain a spa, an art gallery, and an underwater restaurant with views into a surrounding lagoon.
To top it off, the top two floors would house a temperature-controlled butterfly jungle with tropical species.
Its unique structural design has not yet garnered a nickname, but Building staff have variously named it ‘The Rollmop’, ‘The Pringle’ and ‘The Funnel’. Any better suggestions should be posted below.