Turning Torso



In 1999, Calatrava was invited to design a mixed-use residential tower for a prominent site in Malmö's Western Harbor area and was planned to be exhibited during the European Housing Expo 2001 (Bo01). The project was envisioned as an important part of the transformation program of Malmö's Western Harbor near the A–resund Bridge connecting to Sweden and Denmark. Given the opportunity to enhance and enlarge a public area defined by the intersection of two main roads, Calatrava conceived his project as a free-standing sculptural element posed within the cityscape.


1999 - 2005


Lilla Varvsgatan 14
211 15 Malmö



  • 50 Most Influential Tall Buildings of the last 50 Years
  • Ten year Award from CTBUH
  • fib 2006 Award for Outstanding Concrete Structures
  • MIPIM Award for the Turning Torso Tower
  • SBI Silver Beam Award for the Turning Torso Tower