June 14, 2012 - The Absolute Towers, two residential towers in Mississauga, Canada, has been judged the best new high-rise building in the America's by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).
As the first project by MAD architects to be completed in North America, the 50 and 56-storey towers form an organic structure in the urban landscape between the concrete boxed high-rises of downtown of Toronto and the surrounding low-density suburbs. Fondly dubbed the Marilyn Monroe towers by local residents, the Absolute Towers parallel the twisting fluidity of natural lines found in nature.
MAD's design was voted the favorite by jurors and the general public during an international competition in 2006, and won continuous support from the local municipality during the construction process. The towers give each resident a unique experience with continuous balconies that widen viewing angles and promote a community on a personal level. Alongside the need for the residents, MAD hopes the towers will add a sense of belonging in the growing city of Mississauga. Full completion of the towers is expected at the end of this summer.
The CTBUH awards recognize excellence in the design and construction of tall buildings. Four regional awards are granted each year, and the overall winner will be announced at a ceremony in Chicago in October.
For more information please see the official website of CTBUH