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Modernism has a famous motto: A house is a machine for living in. However, as the machines and the society constructed upon it have experienced dramatic changes, how should we understand today’s architecture now? What message should the architecture convey if she is distancing away from the industrial age?

Like other fast developing suburbs in north America, Mississauga is seeking a new identity that best explains her own characters. We take this as a great opportunity to respond to the expanding need of the city in a special way. Mississauga should give more thought to its own unique characters rather than pursue th

e example of other suburbs striving to become metropolises. Our design forsakes the simplification principle of modernism, in fact, it express a higher level of complexity and the diversity of modern society through multiple approaches, and in the meanwhile it caters to the vague social needs at multiple levels.

Not only does the tower manifest the power of design, it also serves as a statement to the surrounding area and the social context. In the meantime, the cross of Hurontario Street and Burmhamthope road fully embodies its gateway condition to Missi

ssauga’s City Centre in the tower. The building is sculpture-like in its overall effect, and its design expresses the universal language of audacity, sensuality and romance. As the

new landmark of the city of Mississauga, it will become the icon of the present landscape with all its

twisting rhythms resembling the human body.

In our design, the continuous balcony surrounds the whole building, eliminating the vertical lines used in traditional high rise architecture to emphasize the height. The entire building rotates by different degrees at different level, which corresponds with sceneries at different height. Our aim is to evoke the city dwellers’ aspiration for nature, and get them in touch with the sunlight and the wind.

The Absolute Tower is nicknamed Marilyn Monroe by the locals.

Project Name: Absolute Towers, Canada, March 2006
Client: Fernbrook Homes and Cityzen Development Group
Architect: Ma Yansong, Yosuke Hayano, Dang Qun
Project 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.
Structure and Material: steel-concrete and glass
Building Area: Phase 4: 45,000 sqm; Phase 5: 40,000 sqm
Cost: $1,300,000,00

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Construction Period: Oct 1st, 2007-2009

Prize: The First Prize of International Competition Clint: Fernbrook Homes and Cityzen Development Group
Site Location: Mississauga, Canada
Building Area: Phase 4: 45,000 sqm; Phase 5: 40,000sqm
Building Height: Phase 4: 56 stories, 170 meters; Phase 5: 50 stories, 150 meters
Director : Ma Yansong, Yosuke Hayano, Dang Qun
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.

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One response to this post.

  1. Wow this is amazing crazy building due to the advent of technology
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