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The stunning Turning Torso in Malmo, Sweden

By : Mark V | 16 Mar 2015 9:29 pm | Skyscrapers

Located in Malmö, Sweden, on the Swedish side of the Öresund strait, the HSB Turning Torso is the tallest skyscraper in Sweden and the Nordic countries. At the time the building was completed it was also the tallest skyscraper in Scandinavia, the highest residential structure in the EU and the second tallest residential building in all Europe, the first building being the Triumph Palace in Moscow (264 metre/866 ft). The Torso Tower was officially opened on the 27 of August,2005…

Innovation Science and Technology Building by Santiago Calatrava

By : Dennis Franklin | 15 Aug 2014 11:04 am | Education

The famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava brought his extensive knowledge and imagination into the design of the Innovation, Science and Technology Building for the Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland to create a stunning sculptural building with lightweight aluminum trellis to reduce the solar gain by up to 30%. The most impressive part of the design is probably the robotic roof that moves and the interior combines concrete, glass and aluminum to define the 200000 square feet of space into an…

The lovely Bac de Roda Bridge in Barcelona

By : Mark V | 5 Oct 2011 5:33 pm | Bridges

A very important element in architecture is the fascination that designers have for creating bridges. Bridges are trademarks for many cities and this is why the city council of Barcelona decided that there was high time for improvements. So they decided to build a bridge with the help of Santiago Calatrava. He designed the Bac de Roda Bridge for the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, this was only one of many projects that were created especially for this event. The bridge…




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