FRANK GEHRY

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Habitat 67 (Montreal, Canada)

Architect: Moshe Safdie

  • Habitat 67 is a one-of-a-kind housing complex located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • The building was realized as the main pavilion and thematic emblem for the International World Exposition and its theme, Man and His World, held in Montreal in 1967.
  • It is built as a part of Expo-67.
  • It was designed to integrate the variety and diversity of scattered private homes with the economics and density of a modern apartment building.
  • 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.