Dockan and Hjälmarekajen
Hjälmarekajen and Dockan are the parts of Västra Hamnen that are closest to the city center. Hjälmarekajen is situated almost right across the central
Orkanen (left) is one of the newest of Malmö Högskola's univerisity buildings. Orkanen means "the Hurricane". Several new office buildings have been built at Hjälmarekajen.
Orkanen has "words of wisdom" written in its mirroring aluminium façade.
It is very large and has 3 atriums with modern art and a library. Here is a tall sculpture.
View over Turning Torso and Kockumshuset from Orkanen.
Interior of Orkanen with views of Malmö.
Recently, they opened a new bridge in Malmö, Universitetsbron (University Bridge). It will take Malmö's city center closer to the sea with new connections.
This lighthouse is actually not new, but it was integrated by the bridge when it opened.
Dockan (The Dock) is the new area built at the site were Kockumskranen, the world's tallest crane of its kind, and the foremost symbol of Malmö until
it was moved to Korea, was located before. Kockumskranen was 140m tall and you can read more about it here. In the new millennium it has begun an
area with office buildings for well known companies expensive apartment buildings that are built very close to a small boat harbour where the residents
can park their boats. Two highrise hotels are planned for the area.
Formerly the site for the enormous Kockumskranen, the world's largest gantry crane. Now a luxorious residential area. The buildings on the left side are the newest ones.
Mercedes-Benz new office building in Dockan.
The residents of Dockan can have their own boats just outside their apartments.
Just a few years back the whole area was empty after the removal of Kockumskranen.
Turning Torso seen from Dockan, with the modern Mediegymnasiet to the right.
Dockplatesen, the new modern square at Dockan.
The courtyard of one of Dockan's new apartment buildings with a "gate to the sea".
A courtyard seen from the other side.
Sigmahuset, the glass office building from the early 2000s with the expensive night club/restaurant Glasklart inside a huge atrium.
A ferry is passing Dockan, that here was still under construciton..
Dockan before the buildings on the right (west) side were built. In the end of the left side a 30-storey hotel will be built.
Dockan is like a Scandiavian version of an exclusive southern European resort, only the boats are smaller.
From Dockan to Turning Torso.
Dockan by night, the 2010 performance. It was free and performed by Malmö Dansteater in Dockan in Västra Hamnen. It was a pretty cold September evening.
The performance included moving light cranes in front of Turning Torso, dance, music, light shows, a queen with a dress made of bin-liners and a small ufo!
Click on the picture or here to see more of the performance!