Turning Torso

Turning Torso, Malmö, Sweden, Europe, World

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Turning Torso

Malmö, Sweden, Europe, World


Turning Torso is a neo-futurist residential skyscraper in Sweden and the tallest building in Scandinavia.



Turning Torso

Turning Torso, Malmö, Sweden, Europe, World

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Located in Malmö on the Swedish side of the Öresund strait, it was built and is owned by HSB Sweden. It is regarded as the first twisted skyscraper in the world.

Turning Torso

Turning Torso, Malmö, Sweden, Europe, World

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The project was designed by Spanish architect, structural engineer, sculptor and painter Santiago Calatrava and officially opened on 27 August 2005. The tower reaches a height of 190 metres (623 ft) with 54 storeys and 147 apartments.

Turning Torso

Turning Torso, Malmö, Sweden, Europe, World

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In August 2015, it was announced that the building was the winner of the 10 Year Award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. It won the 2005 Gold Emporis Skyscraper Award.



Turning Torso

Turning Torso, Malmö, Sweden, Europe, World

Source CC BY 2.0 Håkan Dahlström

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55°36'48"N 12°58'36"E

55.61333 12.97639

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