We propose a two-dimensional cylindrical high-pass ladder (2D c-HPL) volume coil architecture as a new class of radiofrequency coils to be used for 7T Body MR imaging. As a first simplified experimental proof-of-concept we show feasibility in a head sized coil. In silico results show 45% more homogeneous B1 field distribution with 25% lower specific absorption rate compared to a similar size birdcage coil. Experimental results are in good agreement with theory and numerical simulations. The proposed architecture shows promise to solve the longstanding open challenge of volume coil B1+ inhomogeneity in UHF MRI applications.