“Marilyn Monroe and Joe” – The Absolute Condos of Mississauga.
The visually stunning, uniquely designed, curvy, iconic, architecturally bold Absolute Condos of Mississauga were completed in 2011 and have made a dramatic visual statement on the Mississauga Skyline.
Located at Hurontario Street and Burnhamthorpe Road near Mississauga’s downtown core, these modern and impressive towers have been nicknamed, “Marilyn Monroe and Joe,” one tower being more curvaceous in design than the other.
(On January 14, 1954, Marilyn Monroe and New York Yankees slugger, Joe DiMaggio were married. Their brief, volatile marriage ended just 274 days later with their divorce in October 1954.)
Part of the master-planned condo community featuring five designer towers by Fernbrook Homes and Cityzen Development Group, the condo design was selected through an international design competition that attracted 90 submissions from 70 countries.
The winning design was submitted by Ma Yansong, Yosuke Hayano and Qun Dand of Mad Architects in Beijing, China.