The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced that this year’s winner of the 10 Year Award is Malmö’s Turning Torso, designed by Santiago Calatrava.
The 10 Year Award gives the CTBUH a chance to revisit towers that have been operational for at least a decade and "recognize those that have performed successfully across any number of a wide range of criteria, including environmental, engineering performance, vertical transport, iconography, and others," per the Chicago-based organization.
In the case of the aptly named Turning Torso, CTBUH Trustee and Managing Director at Parsons Brinckerhoff stated, "Iconic, astonishing, and inspirational, the unusual building has had a deep influence in our industry and has added a unique feature to Malmö's skyline." Further, "It is without doubt that Turning Torso has greatly influenced the way tall building design has developed over the past decade, especially with regard to 3-D geometric design."
For more information on the 10 Year Award and Calatrava's Turning Torso, visit the CTBUH website.
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