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10 twisted tall buildings with extreme degree of rotation

| 17 : 30 – 21 October 2019 |


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Tall buildings and their race towards breaking records of each other around the world have seen a significant rise. 

Almost every skyscraper is being designed and built to defy all odds to stand out as a architectural and engineering marvel. A mix of residential, retail, office and hospitality spaces occupy these marvels. Tall buildings can appear to be twisted by design, where the twisting is structural rather than merely an facade detail.

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Council on Tall buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) defines a twisting building as one that progressively rotates its floor plates or its facade as it gains height. We have been seeing many ‘twisters’ since the first one – Tuning Torso designed by Architect Santiago Calatrava.

Tuning Torso


Let’s take a look at some of the most stunning twisted tall buildings around the world with extreme degree of rotation –

1. Diamond Tower –  Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Completion year – 2019

Designer – Buruoj Engineering Consultant

Height– 432 meters, 93 floors

Degree of rotation – 360°

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2. F & F Tower, Panama city, Panama

Completion year – 2011

Architect – Pinzón Lozano & Asociados

Height – 243 meters, 53 floors

Degree of rotation – 315°

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3. The Point, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Completion year – 2014

Architect – Christian Wiese Architects

Height – 137 meters, 36 floors

Degree of rotation – 210°

 


4. Absolute World building D and E OR The Marilyn Monroe Towers, Ontario, Canada

Completion year – 2012

Architect – Burka Architects, MAD Studio

Height – 176, 158 meters, 56, 50 floors

Degree of rotation – 209°, 200°

 


5. United Tower, Manama, Bahrain

Completion year – 2016

Architect – Aref Sadeq Design Consultants

Height – 200 meters, 47 floors

Degree of rotation – 180°

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6. Evolution Tower, Moscow, Russia

Completion year – 2015

Architect – RMJM and Philipp Nikandrov

Height – 246 meters, 55 floors

Degree of rotation – 156°

 


7. Al Majdoul Tower, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Completion year – 2017

ArchitectZeidler

Height – 232 meters, 54 floors

Degree of rotation – 135°

 


8. Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China

Completion year – 2015

Architect – Jin Xia ( Gensler ) | Architect of record – Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tongji University (Group) Co., Ltd.

Height – 632 meters, 128 floors

Degree of rotation – 120°

 


9. Mode Gakuen Spiral Towers, Nagoya, Japan

Completion year – 2008

Architect – Nikken Sikkei

Height – 170 meters, 38 floors

Degree of rotation – 114°

 


10. Arena Tower OR Baltimore Tower, London, UK

Completion year – 2017

ArchitectSkidmore, Owings & Merrill

Height – 149 meters, 44 floors

Degree of rotation – 96°

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