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One of the world's most notable housing projects
Noteworthy for: Habitat 67 was built as a pavilion for Montréal's 1967 Expo.
Talk of the town: Architectural circles were outraged when McGill University student Moshe Safdie's thesis project was chosen for the Expo, but its success paved the way for his booming international career.
A distinctive and attention-grabbing landmark along the St Lawrence River, Habitat 67 was one of the most popular pavilions during Expo 1967. The matrix design combined elements of an individual home with its own garden with the scale of a large apartment complex, and was created as a vision of future city living.
Ironically, Habitat 67 was originally designed as affordable housing for low-income families, but because of its prestige, the complex containing 148 apartments remains a luxury enclave. There's nothing else to do here apart from take the obligatory snaps, but that's usually enough to reel architecture lovers in.
2600 Avenue Pierre-Dupuy, Cité-du-Havre