Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Two young UK firms make it to final six for Canadian tower

  • Comment
Two young British practices have made it on to the shortlist of a major international competition for a skyscraper to be built in the Canadian city of Mississauga.

Boyarsky Murphy, from London, and Newcastle-based Studio MWM have made it onto a six-strong list in the Absolute Tower competition, which also features four North American practices.

These finalists saw off competition from some 90 practices who came from 70 countries

The brief demanded a 60-storey condominium tower and three-storey podium block at the corner of the most prominent intersection in the city.

MWM's 280m-tall tower ( pictured above) comprises 60 storeys of accommodation and six storeys of communal uses arranged around a dramatic 66-storey, naturally ventilated atrium.

However, Boyarsky Murphy broke from the strict brief by proposing a cluster of five different towers to cater for the 'different needs, lifestyles and dreams of the future residents' ( pictured below).

In this proposal, four residential towers cluster around a circulation tower that provides opportunities for 'social interaction'.

For more information visit www.yourabsolute.com

by Ed Dorrell

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.