The architect Santiago Calatrava has designed the building and the human body has been the model and the inspiration. The result is an impressive building with a turn of 90 degrees.
Turning Torso consists of 9 cubes including 5 floors in every cube. There is also one floor between all the cubes – these floors is used for different purposes. There are e.g. rooms with a view, conferences areas or activity/gym room.
The building have offices as well as flats. 3 lifts for the inhabitants and 2 elevators for the office part. There are stairs from the ground floor to the top!
You find Turning Torso in Västra Hamnen (the Western Harbour) in Malmö. Västra Hamnen is situated by the sea, but still not far away from the centre of Malmö.
Name: Turning Torso
Height: 190 m
Number of floors: 54
Elevators: 3 (+2)
Number of stairs: 1
Number of cubes: 9
Number of floors in every cube: 5
Area of every floor: 400 m2
Turning: 90 grader
Model: human body in motion