Screwdrivers into the sky. Twisted Spiral Buildings and Towers That Are Real
Their shape and scale are simply amazing, huge sizes of twisted skyscrapers can now be seen in various countries around the world. If some of them are only the embodiment of bold design projects, others 'twist' to increase their area and functional characteristics. Travellers can even look at some of the skyscrapers presented in the review, since they are the location of famous entertainment venues, restaurants and hotels. Spectacular buildings of spiral form are one of the most striking examples of modern architecture. You can admire for hours their harmonious exterior and a beauty of the radiant facade.
Turning Torso, Sweden
One of the most famous twisted skyscrapers of the planet is in the Swedish city of Malmo. The construction of the Turning Torso was completed in August 2005, its height is 190 meters. The structure of the high-rise building includes nine segments, each of which has a certain angle of rotation. The lower and upper segments are located at an angle of 90 degrees to each other. The author of the project of the unusual building is a famous architect from Spain Santiago Calatrava. The tower, created according to his design, has 54 floors.
At present, the beautiful skyscraper is the tallest building in Scandinavia and is one of the highest residential buildings in Europe. On the lower floors of the building have been opened offices, and the upper floors have become the location of 147 luxury apartments. The history of the construction of the building is very interesting and connected with the world famous sculpture of Santiago Calatrava, Twisting Torso. The sculpture depicts a man turned sideways, it was this famous white marble sculpture that inspired the Spanish architect to create an unusual project, and subsequently gave the name to the unique building.
The place of construction of the skyscraper has also been chosen by chance. A few years ago on the site of the building one could see a unique Kockumskranen crane. It was indispensable in the construction of ships and became a real symbol of the city. When in 2002 the construction company Burmeister & Wain went bankrupt, the crane was sold to Korea for a symbolic price - 1 dollar. The Turning Torso skyscraper that appeared in its place became a new symbol of the city and entered the number of the most incredible architectural constructions of our time. Next - Infinity Tower
Infinity Tower, United Arab Emirates
Dubai has also an original skyscraper, attractive with its twisted form, a 76-story Infiniti Tower. The height of this original building is 309 meters, and the turn of the skyscraper is 90 degrees. The project of the building has been worked by specialists of the construction company Skidmore Owings & Merrill, which was engaged in the design of the Burj Khalifa tower. There is a skyscraper in the Marina area of Dubai. It took the specialists seven years to erect it. Complete article
Avaz Twist Tower, Bosnia and Herzegovina
One of the most original skyscrapers of the Balkan Peninsula is to be found in the city of Sarajevo. The twisting skyscraper Avaz Twist Tower is the highest in the country and reaches 176 meters. There is a skyscraper on the territory of the Mariin Dvor business district. It is monolithic and is lined with a very beautiful blue glass. The 39-storey skyscraper was built between 2006 and 2009. Avaz company was the customer of its construction. The best specialists of ADS Group Sarajevo, led by architect Faruk Kapidzic, worked on the tower project. Complete article
Al Tijaria Tower, Kuwait
In the capital of Kuwait, travellers will have an opportunity to visit a grandiose shopping center of Al Tijara, which is located in one of the most spectacular twisted skyscrapers in the world. The height of the skyscraper is 218 meters, its construction began in 2005 and was completed in 2009. The turn of the tower is 80 degrees, the basis for creating a unique architectural project has become an ordinary spiral. Complete article
F&F Tower, Panama
One of the most amazing and spectacular twisting towers can be seen in the capital of Panama, Panama City. The height of the Revolution Tower is 243 meters, and the angle of its rotation reaches 360 degrees. The construction of the office skyscraper was completed in 2011, its official name is The F&F Tower. The tower has 52 floors, its facade is lined with a very beautiful mirror tile, so in the daytime the building looks fantastic. Complete article
Evolution Tower, Russia
In Moscow is an interesting twisted skyscraper - the Tower of Evolution. Its twisting form slightly resembles a structure of a DNA molecule. The total area of the 54-story skyscraper is 154000 square meters. Within its walls are various office buildings, as well as the Palace of Marriages. A beautiful square has been created near the tower. The construction of the skyscraper began in 2011 and was completed in record time. In 2014 it was put into operation. Complete article
Gehry Tower, Germany
An impressive 9-storey building with a twisting shape is situated in Hanover. In addition to the twisted shape, the Gehry Tower building is also distinguished by a rather unusual way of construction. While the main building material for its construction was steel. The project of an unusual building has been designed by the famous local architect Frank Gehry, it was built on the special order of the Hanover transport company. Complete article
Mode Gakuen Spiral, Japan
In the Japanese city of Nagoya is a 36-storey twisted skyscraper Mode Gakuen Spiral, whose height reaches 170 meters. The tower was built on the busy central street of the city, it is in close proximity to Nagoya Railway Station. Unlike other world-famous skyscrapers of the planet, the Mode Gakuen Spiral tower is the location of not at all office premises, but at once three large training centers. Complete article
United Tower, Bahrain
In the city of Manama there is a unique 50-story United Tower, which looks like a huge drill. The skyscraper project is a result of the cooperation of large architectural companies Ahmed Al Qaed Construction and Cooperation Investment House. Many travellers know the skyscraper due to the Wyndham Hotel Group Hotel located in its walls. Complete article