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Turning Torso: Calatrava’s Sustainable Skyscraper is the Tallest Residential Tower in Sweden

Posted By Ana Lisa On July 4, 2011 @ 12:05 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Green Real Estate,News,Sustainable Building | No Comments

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Turning Torso opened its doors in 2005, and upon completion it was the second tallest residential building in Europe and the highest in Sweden. The sculptural skyscraper’s 623 feet and 54 levels make it stand out within Malmo´s blooming landscape. Designed as a symbol for the eco-friendly Swedish [7] city, the tower is made from concrete, steel, glass, and recyclable [8] aluminum.

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In order to follow the building’s twisting structure, which was inspired by a human body in movement, the glass façade [10] features a complex double-curved shape. The residential tower has nine segments of five-story floors that form an irregular pentagon layout. The sculptural tower is supplied with 100% locally produced renewable energy [11].

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Each apartment monitors heat and water consumption, allowing inhabitants to plan their energy [13] and living costs. The flats’ kitchens have organic waste grinding and disposal facilities that convert food waste into biogas [14] energy. Santiago Calatrava’s building also features a high degree of energy and water efficiency, allowing Turning Torso residents to live and enjoy a conscious and sustainable life.

+ Turning Torso [3]

+ Santiago Calatrava [5]

Photos © James Silverman


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[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/sustainable-and-twisted-turning-torso-sculptural-building-in-malmo-by-santiago-calatrava/calatrava-twisted-and-sustainable-turning-torso-malmo-2/?extend=1

[3] HSB Turning Torso: http://www.turningtorso.se/

[4] Malmo: http://inhabitat.com/sprawling-swedish-green-roof-planned-for-malmo-exhibition-center/

[5] Santiago Calatrava: http://www.calatrava.com/

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/sustainable-and-twisted-turning-torso-sculptural-building-in-malmo-by-santiago-calatrava/calatrava-twisted-and-sustainable-turning-torso-malmo-3/

[7] Swedish: http://inhabitat.com/brilliant-salt-crystal-lamp-is-grown-in-a-bucket/

[8] recyclable: http://inhabitat.com/paper-egg-cartons-transformed-into-clever-trash-me-lamp/

[9] Image: http://inhabitat.com/sustainable-and-twisted-turning-torso-sculptural-building-in-malmo-by-santiago-calatrava/calatrava-twisted-and-sustainable-turning-torso-malmo-5/

[10] glass façade: http://inhabitat.com/sanaa-unveils-la-samaritaine-department-store-renovation-plans-complete-with-transparent-glass-facade/

[11] renewable energy: http://inhabitat.com/hollands-first-energy-neutral-house-wins-bna-building-of-the-year/

[12] Image: http://inhabitat.com/sustainable-and-twisted-turning-torso-sculptural-building-in-malmo-by-santiago-calatrava/calatrava-twisted-and-sustainable-turning-torso-malmo-8/

[13] energy: http://inhabitat.com/energy/

[14] biogas: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biogas

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