Turning Torso in Malmö

Turning Torso

Completed | Residential | Malmö | Completed 2005 | 190.0 meter / 623.4 feet | 54 Floors | Views 2800 | Added by Erhan, 19 Mar 2010

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Christian commented...

^^ its a beauty! Awesome to have this in Scandinavia! Smilie

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Erhan commented...

Thanks for the pics, I think it's one of the most beautiful skycrapers in the world, a piece of art Smilie

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Turning Torso in Malmö

HSB Turning Torso was designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and officially opened on 27 August 2005. The tower reaches a height of 190 metres with 54 stories. Upon completion, it was the tallest building in Scandinavia, the tallest residential building in the EU and the second tallest residential building in Europe, after the 264-metre high Triumph-Palace in Moscow.

In the original sculpture of Turning Torso, seven cubes are set around a steel support to produce a spiral structure, which resembles a twisting human spine. In the Turning Torso building, the spiralling tower is composed of nine box units, each of five floors. The equivalent in the tower of the sculpture's steel support is the nucleus of internal elevators and stairs, through which the box units communicate.

All the apartments have unique layouts depending on their position in the building. The living rooms are large and open, often with views in two directions. The impression of light and space is reinforced by the elevated ceiling in the livingrooms. The large, slightly tilted windows give the apartments a generous flow of natural light and fantastic views of Malmø, and Copenhagen across the Øresund Strait.

The 53rd and 54th floor, with magnificent 360-degree views, will have conference facilities driven by HSB Malmö under the name of “Torso Meeting.” The interior, including the artwork, is also designed by Santiago Calatrava.

The framework consists of the core, shaped like a concrete pipe. Inside the core a concrete construction houses lift shafts and staircases. The structural slabs, shaped like slices of a pie that are fitted together to form an entire floor, are anchored in the core. Each floor is rotated to create the characteristic twist of the building. The facade is curved aluminum panels, with windows leaning either inwards or outwards, in order to follow the twist of the building.

An exoskeleton around the building’s front face is made of tapered white steel tubes. Following the concrete perimeter column, the exoskeleton’s single upright is fixed to the tower between each module with horizontal and inclined tubes. These tubes reach back to steel anchors embedded in shear walls at the building’s back corners. While the spine column takes perimeter vertical loads, the exoskeleton around it provides wind resistance and dampens the building’s vibrations.

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