The turning torso was designed by famed spanish architect santiago calatrava. The story behind malmos turning torso, the worlds first. Each unit houses five floors of about 2,000 square meters 21,500 square feet and are in fact the subbuildings of the tower. Exterior of the turning torso features a black granite reflecting pool and a granite entrance path. The turning torso located in malmo, sweden, is a revolutionary tower designed by starchitect santiago calatrava following a human beings. Turning torso on pohjoismaiden korkein rakennus ja oli valmistuessaan euroopan kolmanneksi korkein asuinrakennus. Turning torso is a neo futuristical residential skyscraper in swaden. Is considered the worlds best residential building and highest in northern europe. Santiago calatrava, turning torso, in malmo, sweden i have seen calatrava work in chicago and valencia, spain. New york, ny august 6, 2015 the council on tall buildings and urban habitat ctbuh today awarded santiago calatrava s turning torso building its prestigious 10 year award. With its 190 meters high and inspired by a sculpture by calatrava himself, rises into the sky. It was designed by the spanish architect santiago calatrava and officially opened on 27 august 2005.
He has received 11 doctoral honors throughout his career. Lifts 3 lifts service the residential part of the building and hsb turning torso meetings. The turning torso, calatravas twisting skyscraper in sweden. In the hsb turning torso, the buildings form is composed of nine box units, shaped like cubes with triangular tips. Pdf the transnational oresund region, created in 1999, comprises the. The tower has nine fivestory cubes and a total of 149 apartments.
There is also one floor between all the cubes these floors are used for different purposes. Constructing buildings and ambitions the turning torso. Gallery of santiago calatravas turning torso wins ctbuhs. It first aired in the us in july 04 and in europe in the fall. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that. Turning torso receives prestigious 10 year award from. In the case of turning torso, the building, or more precisely, the sculpturestudy for. Sen on suunnitellut espanjalainen santiago calatrava.
Constructing buildings and ambitions the turning torso case. Turning torso consists of 9 cubes with 5 floors in every cube. The interior of the building is reserved for residents. This file is licensed under the creative commons attribution 2.
This file is licensed under the creative commons attributionshare alike 3. In 1999, hsb malmos former managing director, johnny orback, saw the sculpture in a brochure presenting calatrava in connection with his contribution to the architectural competition for the oresund. Granite is also used in some places within the building, notably in the lobby. Request pdf geometrical characterization of a rototraslative generative. Turning torso malmo, sweden by santiago calatrava architecture arkhitekton architectus architecte free download as pdf file. An engineering and architectural masterpiece, as well as a delight to the eyes. Santiago calatravas turning torso wins ctbuhs 10 year. Image 1 of 3 from gallery of santiago calatrava s turning torso wins ctbuhs 10 year award. Turning torso was featured on an episode of the discovery channels extreme engineering filmed in february 2004.
A spectacular building depicting a human body in a turning motion, the architect gave the city a new tourist destination. Given the opportunity to enhance and enlarge a public area that is defined by the intersection of two main roads, calatrava conceived of his project as a freestanding sculptural element posed within the cityscape. Being the tallest tower of scandinavia, the turning torso stands sculpturally to compose a poetic landmark with the skyline of malmo, sweden. Inspiration from the human body in a twisting motion.
Swedens tallest residential building is the hsb turning torso, a sculptural sustainable skyscraper that gently. The result is an impressive building with a turn of 90 degrees. Rotating a full 90 degrees along nine pentagonal sections, santiago calatrava s turning torso was deemed the worlds first twisting skyscraper upon its completion in 2005. The tower reaches a height of 190 metres 623 feet with 54 stories. Bustler is all about architecture and architecturerelated competitions and events. Designed for a prominent urban site on the occasion of the european housing expo 2001, calatrava s residential tower for malmo, at the citys west harbor, is based in form on his sculpture turning torso. The architect santiago calatrava has designed the building and the human body has been the model and the inspiration. Turning torso is the tallest building in scandinavia and was designed by the spanish architect santiago calatrave. Completed in 2005, the turning torso was the first twisting skyscraper in the world, rotating a full 90 degrees along its height in nine pentagonal sections. Turning torso santiago calatrava jose miguel hernandez. Calatrava is currently designing the future train station world trade center transportation hub at ground zero in new york city. Brief description of the book the turning torso, a work designed by the great architect, engineer and sculptor santiago calatrava, is one of the most technically advanced cutting edge buildings important to our time. Turning torso houses topquality apartments, offices and conference rooms and, at the time of completion 27 august 2005, is the second tallest residential tower in europe after the 264mhigh triumphpalace in moscow andthe tallest building in scandinavia. The residential tower is meant to be seen as a freestanding sculptural element posed within the cityscape.
One hundred percent of the energy consumed in the building is renewable, coming from hydro, solar, wind, and geothermal sources. Hsb turning torso is the tallest skyscraper in swed en and the nordic countries, situated in malmo, sweden on the swedish side of the oresund strait. Santiago calatrava discusses the 2015 ctbuh 10 year award winner, turning torso. Screen representations of malmos turning torso researchgate. The turning torso, calatravas twisting skyscraper in. The 190 meter tall concrete and steel tower turns 90 degrees from bottom to top. The skyscraper is 190 metres 623 feet tall and has 54 stories. Already today, we get five or six calls each day with questions about living in turning torso. Turning torso architect santiago calatrava did not include the giant white pins around the edge of turning torso from the beginning. Turning torso, malmo, sweden the amazing turning torso. The facade is made of approximately 2,800 curved aluminum panels and 2,250 flat glass windows. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in.
A spanish architect, sculptor and structural engineer born 28 july 1951 in benimamet, valencia, spain married robertina an office manager and attorney he had four children he is known for his spectacular designs, but often criticized for their lack of practicality, cost overruns, and poor execution. Gallery of santiago calatrava s turning torso wins ctbuhs 10 year award 3 rotating a full 90 degrees along nine pentagonal sections, santiago calatrava s turning torso was deemed the world. The torso tower was officially opened on the 27 of august,2005 and it is the vision of the spanish architect santiago calatrava. Turning torso will therefore be advertised to swedes living abroad in monaco, and to larger companies from the middle east that has a base here, says pia sandin, sales manager for turning torso. Designed by spanish architect santiago calatrava, it is the tallest skyscraper in all of scandinavia and was the first twisted skyscraper. The vision of hsb turning torso is based on a sculpture called twisting torso by santiago calatrava himself. This is the first twisting skyscraper of its kind in the world, and has already inspired variations such as cayan tower in dubai and calatrava s own chicago spire in. Turning torso save to my ctbuh view in my ctbuh download pdf click an image to view larger version.
Designed for a prominent urban site on the occasion of the european housing expo 2001, calatravas residential tower for malmo, at the citys. Turning torso is based on a sculpture by calatrava, called twisting torso, which is a white marble piece based on the form of a twisting human being. By examining the sociopolitical context of the turning torsos. Its iconic shape is the brainchild of santiago calatrava the renowned architect behind the iconic world trade center transportation hub in new york city. The name of the building and its design were inspired by a sculpture called twisting torso. West harbour malmo the high rise tower of santiago calatrava. Calatrava found that the turning torso could move up to 3ft. The building is a skyscraper located in malmo, sweden named turning torso.887 745 167 1468 1447 220 531 344 602 1303 513 361 241 844 283 701 437 789 1343 1231 986 1622 1616 686 618 348 1014 1372 643 699 408 896 532 985 83 1343 1355