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BUILDING
 
 
Absolute World
The Marilyn Monroe Towers
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DESIGNER
 
 
MAD
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CONTEXT
 
Relationship with the location
MAD Architects, Ma Yansong, Absolute World, The Marilyn Monroe Towers, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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MATERIALS
 
reinforced concrete
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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
Canada
Province
Ontario
Region
Peel
Town
Mississauga
Address
50-60 Absolute Avenue (Burnhamthorpe Rd. / Hurontario Street)
 
 
Website
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Residential buildings
Multiple dwelling
Vertical architectures
Skyscrapers
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2006     project winner of competition
Realisation
2007 - 2012
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
"Ma Yansong. Absolute Towers, Toronto", Arquitectura Viva 159, 1/2014 [Densidad / Density Matters. World-class Compact Living], pp. 32-35
John Bentley Mays, "New girls in town", Canadian Architect 8/2013, august 2013, pp. 15-20
Matthew Allen, "Torsioni empatiche / An empathetic twist", Domus 963, novembre/november 2012, pp. 28-41
Matteo Poli, "Absolute towers, MAD, Mississauga", Abitare 527, novembre/november 2012, pp. 42-49
Frederic Mialet, "Tours d'habitation / Residential towers", Moniteur Architecture AMC 217, septembre/september 2012, pp. 81-91
"874 flats: 56 and 50 floors, Mississauga, near Toronto, Canada", Moniteur Architecture AMC 217, septembre/september 2012, p. 84 (81-91)
Joann Gonchar, "Shapely pair adds new twist", Architectural Record 12/2011, december 2011, p. 39
Cathelijne Nuijsink, Tom Arban, "Towering ambition", Mark. Another Architecture 35 december 2011-january 2012, pp. 138-145
"Originals", Icon 94, april 2011, pp. 60-79
Douglas Murphy, "It's a MAD world", Icon 94, april 2011, pp. 60-67 (60-79)
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CLIENT
 
 
Cityzen Development Group
Fernbrook Homes
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Height
Tower A
estremity m. 175.6 (ft. 576)
top floor m. 165 (ft. 541)
Tower B
estremity m. 157,9 (ft. 518)
top floor m. 165 (ft. 496)
Floors
Tower A
56 below ground
6 above ground
Tower B
50 below ground
6 above ground
Surface
Tower A
tower sq.m.. 40,069 (sq.ft. 431,299)
Tower B
tower sq.m. 35,380 (sq.ft. 380,827)

development sq.m. 85,000 (sq.ft. 914,932)
Number
Tower A
6 elevators
Tower B
6 elevators
Consistence
Tower A
427 apartments
Tower B
453 apartments
Capacity
954 parking spaces
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Sigmund Soudack & Associates
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LANDSCAPE DESIGN
 
 
NAK Design
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STAFF
 
Associate designers
Burka Architects Inc.
Design team
Shen Jun, Robert Groessinger, Florian Pucher, Yi Wenzhen, Hao Yi, Yao Mengyao, Zhao Fan, Liu Yuan, Zhao Wei, Li Kunjuan, Yu Kui, Max Lonnqvist, Eric Spencer
Mechanical engineer
ECE Group
Electrical engineer
ECE Group
Interior design
Esqape Design
Aerodynamics and weather resistant consultant
Alan G. Davenport Wind Engineering Group
General contractor
Dominus Construction Group
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CREDITS
 
 
MAD Architects, Ma Yansong, Absolute World, The Marilyn Monroe Towers, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada



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