Other, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City
Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers
Maximum travelers: 10
Swedish (fluent), Italian (conversational), English (conversational), Danish (basic)
The West Harbour is Malmö's most exciting area. A few decades ago this was an industrial area which today has turned into a seaside town with a sustainable holistic approach. West Harbour was created at the Bo01 housing exhibition held in Malmö in 2001 when a completely new district with exciting architecture and innovative environmental solutions was built.
Visitors flock here from all over the world, not least to see Malmö's landmark, Santiago Calatrava's Turning Torso, which with its 190 meters screws into the sky. West Harbour has become the favourite spot of the citizens of Malmö during the summer months and today Kockums shipyard workers are replaced by students from Malmö University and employees of the city's media- environment- and construction companies. Although the area is developed at a furious pace - much remains to be done. Join us on a journey through time and look into the future that awaits us around the corner.
In 2001 Malmö hosted the big international housing fair Bo01. A whole new area was created in the old ship yards- and harbour districts. We take a walk through the area where all the original buildings from Bo01 are situated, all created by 21 different architects. The area had an immense affect on the continous development of Malmö. The West Harbour is also a complete environmental friendly area with almost a 100 percent locally produced sun-, wind-, and water-energy, something that draws attention from all over the world. The most visited area in Malmö with the famous buidling Turning Torso, designed by the architect Santigao Calatrava in 2005. With its 190 meters it is for sure the most important landmark of Malmö.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Guiding starts at Turning Torso or Central station.
End location: Tour ends in West Harbour.
Duration: 2 hours
This is a walking tour.