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Location: 2600 Saint Lawrence River, Pierre Dupuy Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Dates: 1967

Architects: Moshe Safdie

Purpose: housing complex

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More info:  Housing was one of the main themes of Expo 67. Habitat 67 then became a thematic pavilion visited by thousands of visitors who came from around the world. During Expo 67 it was also the temporary residence of the many dignitaries coming to Montreal. It was designed to integrate the variety and diversity of scattered private homes with the economics and density of a modern apartment building. Modular, interlocking concrete forms define the space. The project was designed to create affordable housing with close but private quarters, each equipped with a garden. The building was believed to illustrate the new lifestyle people would live in increasingly crowded cities around the world.

(image credits: 1: Wallula Junction, 2: harry_palmer)

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