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Habitat67


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2600 Pierre-Dupuy Avenue  | Montréal
Quebec, Canada


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Borough Downtown
Arrondissement Ville-Marie
Centre de l'Île

12 floors(overground)

Year of completion
1967

Building type

Apartement | Condo , Skyscraper

Building's name

Habitat67


Last update: 2017-10-11

CodeIMTL 223



Habitat67

Picture Alexis Hamel


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History and facts
Habitat 67 is undoubtedly one of the most famous buildings of Montreal around the world. This set of concrete was originally conceived as a pilot project for Expo 67 by Moshe Safdie, then a young student of architecture at McGill. The Habitat or Housing was a major topic of the International Exhibition of 1967, “Terre des Hommes”.

168 apartments are placed in a structure, making no apartment having an adjacent wall with other block.

The whole complex is made of 354 precast concrete boxes (146 houses/apartments) and built on an artificial peninsula built by widening the protection levee flood built in the 19 th century. The huge structure integrates wonderfully small streets and terraces and offers a spectacular view to its residents.

This building is on IMTL.org website because we list every buildings with 10 floors and more. We are not connected nor in relation with the owner of this building so we can’t provide any information about price and availability for rental.


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