Review of a Sweden.
interesting architectural structure
Turning Torso is located on the shores of the Strait Ersundskogo in the Swedish city of Malmo, and has the status of “most unusual skyscraper in Europe, although some experts in the field of architecture and design consider it a” most unfortunate skyscraper in Europe. ”
The building was constructed in late 2005. Corporation HSB about the project of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. The prototype design of a skyscraper has served Kalatavry sculpture titled “Twisted Torso” (Twisting Torso)
Building height – 190 feet (54 floors). At present it is the second tallest residential building in Europe after the 264-meter Moscow’s Triumph-Palace. At the Turning Torso 147 residential apartments with individually designed, prices are highest in Sweden. In addition to residential premises in the building have a 4000 sq. feet of office space and infrastructure facilities – fitness center, conference room, wine cellar, smotorovaya playground. Access of tourists to the building is limited, maybe, this is private property
Area near the skyscraper is actively converted and by 2013 will have ultra-modern look. While that is a large-scale construction.
Reflection Turning Torso in a nearby building
From personal experience I can add that since the building is located on the sea pobrezhe in the air is steady smell of rotting seaweed, which is not associated with the mod structure. To get to the Turning Torso from the city center is quite possible to walk, the more that public transport in Sweden is not even cheap. This walk takes about half an hour.
Certainly, the construction of interesting and unusual, but I would advise him to watch “in case”, if find yourself in Malmo. Make a special trip to study it, in my subjective opinion, it makes little sense.