The Absolute Towers in Mississauga, Ontario are the brainchild of Ma Yansong, a Beijing-based architect and his firm, MAD Architects. The luxury condominiums’ unique design has also been recognized by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, which declared it the winner of the “Best Tall Buildings in the Americas” contest.
The winning structures, which measure 50 stories and 56 stories, respectively, are part of a five-building development located located off Hurontario Street and Burnhamthorpe Rd. in the Greater Toronto Area city.
Ma submitted his unique design as part of an international design competition that was hosted by the tower’s developers, Fernbrook Homes and Cityzen. He found out he was awarded the project in 2006.
Burka Architects designed the interiors for the project with engineering firm Sigmund Soudak & Associates. Working on the Absolute Towers presented some challenges, since none of the floors were exactly the same.
Buyers for the suites in the striking buildings have come from around the world, and a number of owners have come from Dubai. Prospective buyers have said they appreciate the building’s eye-catching style.
The choice to design a high-rise residential building reflects the global shift in thinking. Most people think of offices when they think of high rise buildings, and in the past, the majority if construction projects of this type would have been for commercial purposes. Now the pendulum has shifted in the other direction, and more multi-level hotels and homes are being built.
Do you see the resemblance to the Blonde Bombshell in these buildings?
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