Monday, 19 August 2013

Turning Torso in Malmo

Turning Torso is a residential building designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, it is tallest building in Scandinavia. It is 190m high, it twists 90 degrees from bottom to top and has 54 storeys, in it there are amongst other things 147 flats.

It is based on a sculpture called Twisting Torso also by Calatrava, who is a trained sculptor, architect and engineer. His main office is in Zurich, he also designed the Stadelhofen railway station here in Zurich.

While we were in Copenhagen we went by train to Malmo, towards the end of the day we went to see the building. I really wanted to see it up close as I think it is a fascinating building, I like how it twists around. The views are almost certainly amazing and no doubt living there must cost a lot of money.

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