Emporis Skyscraper Award 2005

Turning Torso chosen as best new skyscraper

The sixth annual Emporis Skyscraper Award goes to Turning Torso, a twisting skyscraper designed by Santiago Calatrava in Malmö, Sweden. Turning Torso is the tallest building in Scandinavia. At 190 meters it is the tallest residential building west of Moscow in Europe. Turning Torso was chosen by an overwhelming majority of votes on the Emporis Award Jury. Members of the jury called it "highly adventurous and innovative", "the epitome of structural expressionism", and "the result of enlightened and adventurous patronage", noting that it "looks different from almost every angle".

#1 Turning Torso (Sweden)

106
623 ft
57
Malmö

#2 Q1 Tower (Australia)

35
1,058 ft
80
Gold Coast City

#3 Montevideo (Netherlands)

31
458 ft
43
Rotterdam
Mecanoo

#4 Triumph-Palace (Russia)

29
866 ft
57
Moscow
TROMOS

#5 Deutsche Bank Place (Australia)

24
787 ft
39
Sydney

#6 Chelsea Tower (United Arab Emirates)

21
820 ft
49
Dubai

#7 1 King West (Canada)

17
578 ft
51
Toronto

#8 The Arch (China)

15
758 ft
65
Hong Kong

#9 Hyatt Center (U.S.A.)

14
679 ft
48
Chicago

#10 Bloomberg Tower (U.S.A.)

13
806 ft
54
New York City