MAD completes Marilyn Monroe towers in Canada
Beijing architects were picked in public vote
Beijing-based MAD Architects has completed two new residential towers in Mississauga, Canada.
The project was initially won in an international competition run by Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes in 2006. Out of nearly 100 submissions, six were shortlisted and the winner was picked in a public vote.
Absolute Towers, sited at the junction of two main streets, feature an organic façade with balconies that wrap each floor of the buildings. One tower is 56 storeys, while the other is 50 stories.
The two residential towers are supported by a grid of concrete load bearing walls, while the balconies consist of cantilevered concrete slabs.
The project was recently awarded the best new building in the America’s by the Council of Tall Buildings and Habitat (CTBUH).