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Absolute Towers 1&2 used ROXUL® products for passive fire protection and as the primary thermal insulation materials' thermal value.

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Michael Korol

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Main developer

FernBrook Homes
56 The Esplanade, Suite 308, Toronto ON, M5E 1A7

Contractors

Sigmund Soudack & Associates, ECE Group, NAK Design Group, Toro Aluminum

Architects

MA Yansong (Beijing), Burka Varacalli (Toronto)

Absolute World is a skyscraper complex made up of five towers in the Absolute City Centre developed by Fernbrook Homes and Cityzen Development Group in Mississauga, Ontario. Standing at 50 and 56 stories, Absolute World 1&2 are two of the five residential towers known as the 'Condo Couple' and are two of the tallest skyscrapers built in a North American suburban city.

Absolute World 1 was nicknamed 'Marilyn Monroe' for its curvy, hourglass figure by enamored locals and has received a lot of attention from the community and the world after its Beijing based architecture firm won an international competition for its design.

 

ROXUL Products Used:

CURTAINROCK® 80 is a rigid board insulation for curtain wall applications. The product was used in a back pan system primarily because it meets CAN4 S114 for non-combustibility (ASTM E 136), as well as CAN/ULC S102 (ASTM E84, UL 723) reporting zero flame and smoke, and because of its constant thermal resistance value.

ROXUL SAFE® is a semi-rigid batt insulation that is UL and Intertek approved as a fire stop. This product was installed as intended between floors to help prevent fire and smoke penetration between units.

 

Curtain Wall Assembly

• Framing

• Spandrel Panels

• 2" ROXUL® CURTAINROCK 80

• 1" ROXUL® CURTAINROCK 80

• Floor (Concrete) Slab

• Flashing

• Caulking

 

ROCKBOARD® 80 is a semi rigid board insulation designed for multipurpose use. In this project it was used on the exterior of the building to mitigate thermal bridging between balconies and the condos.

ROXUL AFB® is a lightweight, semi-rigid batt insulation specifically designed for steel stud interior wall and floor applications. It was used as an interior insulation for its sound absorbing qualities to create a quiet living environment.