M City – Phase 2
3980 Confederation Parkway, Mississauga
Developer: Rogers Real Estate Investments Ltd. & Urban Capital Property Group
GFA: 677,888 sq.ft.
Completion Date: 2021
Identical twin to the tower of phase 1
This project is a 62-storey tower on top of a six-storey podium. The tower has a special geometry that not only provides for excellent residential units but also contributes to the iconic role of this building on the urban skyline. The podium has a prismatic shape by virtue of its faceted glass walls, as well as a large rooftop amenity space and a green roof.
The tower for phase 2 is envisioned as being an ‘identical twin’ to the tower of phase 1. Rather than introducing a new material palette and geometry for the phase 2 tower, we simply rotated the existing design 90 degrees. By doing this when one views the two buildings from any angle the short end of one tower and the long end of the other will always be visible at the same time. This approach is deliberately different from the twinning strategy exhibited by the Absolute towers at the eastern gateway to Mississauga’s downtown.
A 6-storey portion of the podium has been designed to form the street edge along Confederation Parkway and Webb Drive. There is a 3-storey podium on the west and north sides to transition down towards the new future parks proposed in the master plan. At the entry plaza, a one-storey lobby has been extended to provide for a generous and welcoming entry. The ground level is rounded out with retail units, 2-storey townhouses, and landscaping, in the interest of creating a lively and interesting pedestrian environment.
Landscape and green space
We believe that reintroducing green space to urbanized places, both on the ground and in the air, is important for the well-being of people. These ideas figure largely in our proposal for Garden City- a tower podium strategy. This condo project offers an iconic tower recognizable on the skyline of the city, with a well-landscaped pedestrian environment and a generous south-facing outdoor amenity carved out of the mass of the podium.
Unlike other sculptural towers that sacrifice the livability of the units to achieve unique shapes, the precise geometric procedures we have used do not compromise the layouts of the rooms. In addition, continuous balconies made from translucent white laminated glass wrap every floor plate, extending the level of amenity further. And, in terms of appearance, this outer layer of glass extends 300mm below the slab to create broad horizontal banding and give the building its characteristic form.
Contrasting textures and colours
The ground level is marked by bold paving patterns that include various contrasting textures and colours shaped into dynamic angles and planes. Along with generous softscape areas and high-quality street furniture and boulevard lighting, we envision an enhanced public realm that frames a variety of urban commercial and leisure activities appropriate for a downtown setting.