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Moscow tower “Evolution” and 12 spiral skyscrapers of the world

In 2005 in the Swedish city of Malmo official opening of the Turning Torso skyscraper (“Twisted torso”), designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. It was inspired by this form of self-sculpture in the form of a male torso rotated. “Spun” style has gained popularity primarily in Asia and the middle East, but not only there: for example, the Danish architect Bjarke Ingels and his spiral has designed several houses for Miami and new York. Look at this building from all over the world — from very small to very high.

Turning Torso. The height is 190 meters (until 2013 it was the tallest twisted building in the world). The built — 2005 year.

In 2006, Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner out of the helicopter and parachuted to the roof of the Turning Torso, and from there to the ground.

Tao Zhu Yin Yuan (Taipei, Taiwan). Design Vincent Callebaut Architecture. The height is 93 meters. The construction should be completed in September 2017. Plan to use mainly solar energy for building work, and also to plant floor 23 thousands of trees, install a system of rainwater harvesting and to find a place to compost.

Grove at Grand Bay with views of coastline to Miami. Design — Bjarke Ingels Group. The height of 97 meters each. The time of construction in 2016, and this is the first spiral skyscrapers in the United States. The skyscrapers there are 98 apartments ranging in size from 230 to 1020 square metres.

The Eleventh (new York, USA). Design — Bjarke Ingels Group. Height — 91 and 121 meter. The construction should be finished in 2019.

AVAZ Twist (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina). Design — architect Faruk, Kapidzic, ADS Group Sarajevo. The height is 142 meters. Year built — 2008. The building houses the headquarters of the newspaper Dnevni avaz, owned by the media group Avaz.

Mode Gakuen Spiral Towers (Nagoya, Japan). Design Nikken Sekkei. The altitude of 170 metres. Year built — 2008. Located in the building of the educational institution.

Turning Torso (Malmö, Sweden). Design Of Santiago Calatrava. The altitude of 189 metres. Year built — 2005. The building is divided into nine vertical blocks of five floors, which are top-down turn clockwise. The upper floor is rotated 90 degrees relative to the first.

United Tower (Manama, Bahrain). Design — Aref Sadeq Design Consulatants. The height is 199 meters. Year built — 2016.

Tower Al-Tijaria (Kuwait, Kuwait). Designer — NORR. The height is 218 meters. Year built — 2009. 41 floor of the tower through cuts through a garden atrium. The building contains offices, shopping center and fitness club, the “green” side of it facing the Park of al-Sura.

Al Majdoul Tower (Riyadh). Design — Consolidated Consultants Group, Zeidler Partnership Architects. A height of 231 meters. Construction was supposed to finish in 2016.

F&F Tower (Panama city, Panama). Designer — Pinzon Lozano and Associates. The height of 232 meters. Year built — 2011. 13 the lower floors are Parking, and “twisted” — offices.

Tower “Evolution”, Moscow. Design of gorproekt, RMJM. The altitude of 246 metres. Year built — 2015. In December 2017 the building plans to move the company “Transneft”.

Tower Collapsed Wall And Flooding (Dubai, United Arab Emirates). Design — SOM. The height is 306 meters. Year built — 2013. During construction, the tower was known as “Infinity”, but at the opening the owner said the name change: he wanted to give the building’s original name, which would not have met anywhere else.

Shanghai tower (Shanghai, China). Design — Gensler. The altitude of 631 meters, is the second tallest building in the world after the skyscraper “Burj Khalifa” in Dubai. Year built — 2015.

Russian roofers Vitaliy raskalov and Vadim mahorov make their way to the construction site of the Shanghai tower. 2014.

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