NEED TO KNOW
LOCATION The Turning Torso is located on the waterfront in the city of Malmö, Sweden
ACCESS Closed to the public
Jan: 36°F (2°C); Apr: 63°F (17°C); Jul: 64°F (18°C); Oct: 48°F (9°C)
Sometime in the 21st century, admirers of world- class architecture began to clamor for buildings that they could live in. Enter Santiago Calatrava’s mind-blowing Turning Torso, a 623-ft (190-m) residential tower that has redefined urban living.
The tower has nine, five-storey segments stacked on top of one another in a twisting fashion. The uppermost segment is turned a full 90 degrees from the base. Situated on the Malmö waterfront, this is one of Europe’s tallest residential buildings, with 149 luxury apartment units. The “helicoidal” building itself is the pride of Malmö.
Getting There and Around You can fly into Malmö airport from any European city, or take a ferry or train across the Øresund Strait from Denmark.
When to Go With no public access to the building, visitors must contend with the waterfront’s windy conditions. It is best avoided during Sweden’s freezing winters.