Habitat 67 is the most interesting attraction in Montreal, but it is not actually an attraction. It is actually a residential building. The interior is not open for visitors. After a few glances, it was driven out by security.
The habitat67 is really fantastic, artistic and fantastic, I couldn't help but punch in when I saw it online, the traffic is really inconvenient, it is a long way away, but I think it is worth seeing it.
A maverick residential area created by a well-known architect, each room is a feeling of unevenness, making full use of the architecture, the interior of the house is also very stylish.
Habitat 67 is a famous recognized landmark in Montreal. It was designed by Moshe Safdie. The idea behind it was each apartment would have its own terrace but also it only shared just one or two walls. It was to provide the luxury of living in an apartment but also having a lot of privacy.
This pavilion is considered to be the main representative of the Expo ’67 theme, “Man and His World,” which strove for an improved relationship between humans and urban spaces. Habitat ’67 was based on Moshe Safdie’s socialist inspired approaches to urban planning and architecture. The model offered a solution to the question about how to improve the conditions of a dense urban living space: each of the 158 residences, or “boxes,” were placed in a criss-crossed way, so that each unit’s terrace was the rooftop of the unit below. One cluster of units overlook the St. Lawrence River (see photo), while the largest cluster face out onto Avenue Pierre Dupuy.
This peculiar residential structure visible from the promenade in the Vieux-Port was built for the Expo. Worth keeping an eye out for as you explore.
Habitat 67 is an interesting looking building with an interesting history.