Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Turning Tower, Malmö, Sweden

The 190 meter tall concrete and steel tower turns 90 degrees from bottom to top.
Designed for a prominent urban site on the occasion of the European Housing Expo 2001, Calatrava’s residential tower for Malmö, at the city’s West Harbor, is based in form on his sculpture Turning Torso.
Conceived to enhance and enlarge a public area, defined by the intersection of two main roads, the “Turning Torso” building is meant to be seen as a free-standing sculptural element posed within the cityscape.



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