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Turning torso
Malmö's skyline changed drastically in 2005 with the completion of skyscraper Turning Torso, a neo-futurist residential skyscraper which is the tallest building in Scandinavia. The tower reaches a height of 190 metres with 54 storeys and 147 apartments.
Photo credit: Aline Lessner/

Västra Hamnen, Malmö

Once a rundown industrial estate, Västra Hamnen in Malmö has experienced a complete makeover the last few decades.

In 2001 a new future scenario was set up for the area – to turn it into a future sustainable city, available to all. The neo-futurist twisted skyscraper Turning Torso by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, ready in 2005, has become an obvious landmark for the area, and the surrounding seaside promenade, skateboard park, beach and restaurants are attractive destinations for locals and visitors alike. 

The city of Malmö has now presented a new vision for Västra Hamnen that stretches to 2031. Sustainability is still at the core of the agenda, and includes Sweden’s biggest passive and energy efficient housing project as well as a plan for sustainable public transport and an expansion of green public spaces.

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Western Harbour in the sunset, Malmö

Western Harbour in the sunset, Malmö.

Photo: Werner Nystrand

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Western Harbour in the sunset, Malmö

Photo: Werner Nystrand

Malmö Western Harbour

Photo: Aline Lessner/

Western Harbour, Malmö

Photo: Aline Lessner/

Western Harbour

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