Attention News/Arts/Design/Real Estate/Architecture/Assignment Editors:
Architects from 70 nations focus on Toronto as Absolute picks tower design finalists
TORONTO, Jan. 24 /CNW/ - Fernbrook Homes and Cityzen Development Group
will announce the six finalists for the design of the landmark tower at its
Absolute Community in Mississauga, at 12 noon, Monday, January 30 in the east
end of the Atrium at BCE Place in downtown Toronto.
The competition is the first open international design competition in the
GTA since proposals were requested for Toronto's City Hall 40 years ago and is
the first time in GTA history that a private development group has staged such
The event has drawn more than 600 registrants and 92 submissions from
architects in 70 countries and all continents except Antarctica.
Designs are for a new residential condominium tower of at least 50
stories planned for the northeast corner of Hurontario Street and
Burnhamthorpe Road in the heart of Mississauga. The new tower will serve as an
anchor for the Absolute Community now underway on the 11-acre site.
Six finalists were chosen to advance to phase two of the competition,
which involves preparing detailed concepts, drawings and plans. Seven honorary
mentions will also be announced. Submissions of the finalists and honorary
mentions will be on display.
"This is a major event in the world of international architecture," says
Antonio Gomez-Palacio, partner in Office for Urbanism Inc., the planning and
urban design group retained to organize the competition. "Winning this event
brings with it enormous cachet internationally. It is also unusual in that a
private group is sponsoring it. Such events are extremely rare."
When: Monday, January 30th at 12 noon
Where: The Atrium, BCE Place
What: Announcement of six architectural design finalists
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