Absolute World

Mississauga
Height
1
To Tip:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element (i.e., including antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment).

175.6 m / 576 ft
2
Architectural:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

175.6 m / 576 ft
3
Occupied:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.

165 m / 541 ft
Floors
Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

56
Below Ground

The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

6
1 2 3 Absolute World Building D Outline
Official Name
The current legal building name.

Absolute World

Type

Complex

Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished

Completed

Country

Canada

Function

residential

# of Apartments

1,857

# of Parking Spaces

1,908

Map of Buildings in Complex

Note: Only buildings that have GPS coordinates recorded are displayed.

 

List of Buildings in Complex

Rank
Building Name
Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished
Completion
Height
Floors
Material
Use
1 Absolute World Building D
2012 175.6 m / 576 ft 56 concrete residential
2 Absolute World Building E
2012 157.9 m / 518 ft 50 concrete residential
3 Absolute Vision
2009 112 m / 367 ft 35 concrete residential
4 A2
2007 95 m / 312 ft 31 concrete residential
5 A1
2007 87 m / 285 ft 27 concrete residential

CTBUH Awards & Distinctions

Best Tall Building Americas 2012 Winner

2012 CTBUH Awards

CTBUH Initiatives

Twisting Tall Buildings

18 August 2016 - CTBUH Research

Toronto Regional Tour

29 October 2015 - Event

Videos

18 October 2012

Best Tall Building Americas: Absolute World Towers: Anthropomorphic Iconography

Joe Cordiano and Ma Yansong speak about the Absolute Towers at the 2012 CTBUH Awards Symposium.

Research

31 January 2019

Low-Rise to High Density in 15 Years: Inversion and the Toronto Exurb

Richard Witt & Les Klein, Quadrangle Architects

Toronto’s most significant urbanization occurred in the automobile era, with a typical downtown business core and periphery of low-rise bedroom communities. But population growth, greenbelts,...

18 October 2012

Best Tall Building Americas: Absolute World Towers: Anthropomorphic Iconography

Joe Cordiano and Ma Yansong speak about the Absolute Towers at the 2012 CTBUH Awards Symposium.

18 October 2012

CTBUH 11th Annual Awards Dinner

The 11th Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner was held in Mies van der Rohe's iconic Crown Hall, on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus, Chicago....

18 October 2012

Interview: Absolute World Towers

Ma Yansong and Joe Cordiano discuss the iconic nature of the Best Tall Building Americas, Absolute Towers, including the exciting competition and design processes involved...

18 October 2012

Interview: Fazlur Khan Winner: Charles Thornton & Richard Tomasetti

Founders of the structural engineering firm, Thornton Tomasetti, Charlie and Richard were jointly awarded the Fazlur R. Kahn Medal for not only their contributions to...

31 January 2019

Low-Rise to High Density in 15 Years: Inversion and the Toronto Exurb

Richard Witt & Les Klein, Quadrangle Architects

Toronto’s most significant urbanization occurred in the automobile era, with a typical downtown business core and periphery of low-rise bedroom communities. But population growth, greenbelts,...

01 December 2012

Case Study: Absolute World Towers, Mississauga

Bas Lagendijk, MAD Architects; Anthony Pignetti & Sergio Vacilotto, Dominus Construction Group

The CTBUH 2012 "Best Tall Building Americas" award-winning project is the result of a unique public-private partnership and international design competition.

18 August 2016

Twisting Tall Buildings

CTBUH has released a study that looks at the recent proliferation of twisting towers creating a new generation of iconic buildings throughout the world.

30 October 2015

CTBUH 2015 delegates toured Toronto under the lead of CTBUH Canada. The highly successful tour led to many discussion on the lessons learned.

2 May 2013

CTBUH Canada Inaugural Meeting

The first event organized by the newly formed CTBUH Canada Chapter was held at the University of Toronto on May 2, to a highly enthusiastic reception.

1 December 2012

Absolute Towers Chosen as Featured Building

The Absolute World Towers are the result of a public-private partnership and an international design competition, which chose a new Chinese firm doing its first work in North America.

1 December 2012

CTBUH Releases Case Study on Absolute World Towers

The CTBUH 2012 "Best Tall Building Americas" award-winning project is the result of a unique public-private partnership and international design competition.

19 October 2012

Awards Symposium Puts Spotlight on Achievement, Future

2012 CTBUH tall building award winners, finalists and lifetime achievement award winners were not attending the annual symposium to talk about record heights and flashy designs.

19 October 2012

Doha Tower Named Best Tall Building Worldwide

Doha Tower was recognized as the overall "Best Tall Building Worldwide" and "Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa" in the 2012 CTBUH Awards Program.

18 October 2012

MAD Architects and Cityzen Development Present on Absolute Towers

Ma Yansong, Founding Principal at MAD Architects, and Joe Cordiano, Partner at Cityzen Development, present on the Absolute Towers, the CTBUH Best Tall Buildings Americas 2012.

18 October 2012

Joe Cordiano and Ma Yansong speak about the Absolute Towers at the 2012 CTBUH Awards Symposium.