The most iconic towers in Mississauga could have looked like this

Published May 6, 2023 at 3:20 pm

Mississauga’s distinct skyline could have looked very different.

It’s hard now to imagine the Mississauga skyline without the Absolute Condos (aka “Marilyn Monroe Towers”), but it could have been another building design entirely.

Back in 2006, an international design competition was held, and over 92 designs from 70 countries were received.

A panel of architects, civic leaders and members from Cityzen & Fernbrook Developments voted on the submissions.

In January 2007, they narrowed down the list to just 6 finalists and this is what the Absolute condos could have looked like if the vote went another way.

Finalist 1 – Boyarsky Murphy Architects (United Kingdom)    

Finalist 2 – Rojkind Arquitectos (Mexico)      

Finalist 3 – Quadrangle Architects Limited (Canada)      

Finalist 4 – Studio MWM (United Kingdom)  

Finalist 5 – Zeidler Partnership Architects (Canada)    

Finalist 6 – MAD Office (U.S.A)    

Other designs that didn’t place:

Which would you have voted for?


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