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Monday28 July 2014

MAD completes Marilyn Monroe towers in Canada

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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).

Absolute World Mississauga Official Video

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  • zecks_marquise

    It's a real shame that these towers are not in down town Toronto. Mississauga is the equivalent of Croydon

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  • Those towers are amazing - ly similar to the ones a very high profile firm I worked for had designed to be built in London, and which to save money were rendered by a Chinese rendering company. I only wish I was joking...
    http://i48.tinypic.com/33mncl3.jpg
    http://www.chi-athenaeum.org/intarch/2008/crossharbourtower.html

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