Turning Torso, Hamnen, Malmö, Sweden

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The vision of HSB Turning Torso is based on a sculpture called Twisting Torso, which is a white marble piece based on the form of a twisting human being, created by Santiago Calatrava. In 1999, HSB Malmö's former managing director, Johnny Örbäck, saw the sculpture in a brochure presenting Calatrava in connection with his contribution to the architectural competition for the Öresund Bridge. It was on this occasion that Johnny Örbäck was inspired to build HSB Turning Torso. Shortly afterwards he travelled to Zurich to meet Calatrava, and ask him to design a residential building based on the idea of a structure of twisting cubes.[7] This is a solid immobile building constructed in nine segments of five-story pentagons that twist relative to each other as it rises; the topmost segment is twisted 90 degrees clockwise with respect to the ground floor. Each floor consists of an irregular pentagonal shape rotating around the vertical core, which is supported by an exterior steel framework. The two bottom segments are intended as office space. Segments three to nine house 147 apartments. The apartments were initially supposed to be sold, but insufficient interest resulted in the apartments being let. The owner has several times unsuccessfully tried to sell the building. The construction costs were almost double the estimate.

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Comments (174)

Ahmet Bekir on June 24

Thanks Roger, best wishes, Ahmet

dunkelkristall on June 28

Well seen and taken. L+F. Best regards, Michael.

Ahmet Bekir on June 28

Thanks Michael, greetings, Ahmet

Joe Son of the Rock on June 30

LIKE 147. I love the amazing perspective in this shot. Best wishes, Joe

Ahmet Bekir on July 1

Thanks Joe, greetings, Ahmet

Achim Reeh on July 5

Impressive architecture shot. Like and many greetings from Germany!

Ahmet Bekir on July 6

Thanks Achim, best wishes, Ahmet

brunosma on July 12

Molto bella questa prospettiva verso il cielo, dove le geometrie sono il punto forte della foto, bravo ciao un saluto bruno L

Ahmet Bekir on July 12

Thanks for visit and nice comment Bruno, best wishes, Ahmet

Hans Rohm 14 days ago

Great shot. Gorgeous composition.

Like 151.

Many greetings, Hans

Hamid Gholami 13 days ago

Absolutely well captured.]Ilike much this foto .Excellent shot! This is very beautiful pictuire.best wish from iran.hamidreza

Ahmet Bekir 13 days ago

Thanks Hans and Hamid, best wishes, Ahmet

mertcan deliktaş 11 days ago

İlginç ve bir o kadar da güzel bir bina. Güzel fotoğraf.


Ahmet Bekir 11 days ago

Teşekkür ederim

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 11
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    by Ahmet Bekir
    • Camera: SONY DSC-H9
    • Taken on 2013/10/05 14:39:44
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 5.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash