In Progress: Absolute Towers / MAD Architects


The curvaceous undulating towers designed by MAD Architects for Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto, Canada, are under construction. Set for completion in 2011, the towers mark the architects’ first international win back in 2006. Located at the intersection of two main streets, the towers serve as a gateway to the city beyond. The textured band-like facade is created by a continuous balcony that wraps the entire building . The building is also shifted off its core by varying degrees to provide views of the surrounding scenery, keeping city dwellers attune to the natural environment. The architects explained, “This building is more than just a functional machine: it responds to the significance of being located at the junction of two main streets, elegantly bearing its landmark status and acting as a gateway to the city beyond. It is something beautiful, sculptural and human.”

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Further Information: year won 2006 location: mississauga, toronto, canada typology: residential apartments tower a: 45,000 sqm, 56 stories/ 170 m tower b: 40,000 sqm, 50 stories/ 150 m status: under construction associate architects: burka architects inc. structural engineer: sigmund, soudack & associates inc. mechanical engineer: ece group electrical engineer: ece group landscape architect: nak design interior designer: esqape design


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Cite: Karen Cilento. "In Progress: Absolute Towers / MAD Architects" 12 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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