The spectacular residential building HSB Turning Torso in Malmö. Under cover of darkness it's twisting itself - in an attempt to reach higher than its official 190 meters (623 feet) - trying to reach THAT star.
Designed by world famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and modeled after a human torso in a turning motion with a visible spine, the total twist is 90 degrees. It was officially opened on 27th of August 2005.
Basically it consists of nine five-story cubes, where each floor is a rectangular section surrounding the central core. And then extended with a triangular section partially supported by an exterior steel scaffold.
After the removal of the Kockums Crane in 2002, Malmö needed a new and recognizable skyline. Something showing the city's change from its blue collar roots to a new, more internationalized Malmö.
So today the building, as well as Malmö, is living a life of its own...
- Copyright: Kaj Nordstrom (kajenn) (2442)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-18
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus C-750UZ, Olympus 6.3-63mm f/2.8-3.7, JPEG ISO 100
- Exposure: f/4, 5 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): In the middle of the night... [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-12-03 19:22