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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The second in a pair of unconventionally curvy condos in downtown Mississauga, called the Absolute World towers (or more colloquially the Marilyn Towers), has been unveiled. The newer of the towers, called Absolute World 2, will be 50 storeys compared to the 56 storeys of Absolute World 1.
The design for both, by Yansong Ma of Beijing-based MAD Architectural Design Studio, was chosen out of 92 submissions from 70 countries in a contest held by Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes, the developers of the site. Competitors in the project were asked to design a residential tower that would leave an architectural stamp on downtown Mississauga.
Ma proposed a uniquely gendered style to each tower, “a version of Yin and Yang,” says Danny Salvatore, president of Fernbrook Homes, “While the first tower captures the feminine, the second tower will be its counterpart, still lithe and romantic in its silhouette but more rugged and perhaps more robust.”
Both towers will be built at the same time with construction beginning in spring 2007. The towers will include similar features such as wraparound balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows, a common terrace and a 30,000-sq.-ft. recreational facility.
“There is a synergy between them, an aura which transcends each of the individual buildings to create a totally unique and original urban space,” says Ma, commenting on his design. “My work has always tried to develop something more organic, more close to nature.”