What is in the Turning Torso?
The facade is made of approximately 2,800 curved aluminum panels and 2,250 flat glass windows. There are some 300 panels in each unit. Exterior of the Turning Torso features a black granite reflecting pool and a granite entrance path. Granite is also used in some places within the building, notably in the lobby.
Does the Turning Torso rotate?
Made up of asymmetrical shapes, the skyscraper is divided into nine segments of five-story pentagons, which rotate 90 degrees as the height increases. A steel exoskeleton connects the units, and it ultimately stands at 190 meters and 57 stories high.
When was Turning Torso built?
February 14, 2001
Turning Torso/Construction started
Turning Torso was completed in 2005, is 190 metres high, consists of nine cubes with a total of 54 stories and has a 90° twist from base to top. The top two floors comprise exclusive meeting rooms. Building started on 14 February 2001, and was finished on 1 November 2005.
How many stories is the Turning Torso?
Who is the creator of the Turning Torso?
Turning Torso | Santiago Calatrava. Being the tallest tower of Scandinavia, the Turning Torso stands sculpturally to compose a poetic landmark with the skyline of Malmö, Sweden. The Spanish genius Santiago Calatrava infused movement to structure and carved out the spontaneously engineered artifact of white marble.
What is the exterior of the Turning Torso?
Exterior of the Turning Torso features a black granite reflecting pool and a granite entrance path. Granite is also used in some places within the building, notably in the lobby. A corridor located at first-floor connects the tower to a secondary building, which contains the parking garage and support services.
Where is the Turning Torso building in Sweden?
Turning Torso is a neo-futurist residential skyscraper in Sweden and the tallest building in Scandinavia. Located in Malmö on the Swedish side of the Öresund strait, it was built and is owned by Swedish cooperative association HSB. It is regarded as the first twisted skyscraper in the world.
How tall is the Turning Torso apartment tower?
The project was designed by Spanish architect, structural engineer, sculptor and painter Santiago Calatrava and officially opened on 27 August 2005. The tower reaches a height of 190 metres (623 ft) with 54 stories and 147 apartments.