Tuesday, 18 December 2012
MAD Architects Complete Marilyn Monroe Towers in Canada
Beijing-based MAD Architects have completed their Absolut Towers (nicknamed ‘Marilyn Monroe Towers’ by the locals owing to their curvaceous shapes) in Mississauga, Canada.
The two residential towers (one of 56 stories and the other is 50) are located at the junction of two main streets. They feature a continuous balcony that surrounds the whole building, eliminating the vertical barriers traditionally used in high-rise architecture. The entire building rotates by different degrees at different levels, corresponding with the surrounding scenery and providing 360 degree views of nature for each residential unit.
The project was recently awarded the best new building in the Americas by the Council of Tall Buildings and Habitat (CTBUH).
Photographs courtesy of MAD Architects