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safdie Habitat 67June 8 2017 - Learn more about Habitat ’67 - architect Moshe Safdie’s pioneering urban housing complex - in activities organized for the exhibition Habitat 67 vers l’avenir/ The Shape of Things to Come at UQAM Centre de design. Paying tribute to the internationally renowned architect, this exhibition is free and presented until August 13, Tuesday to Sunday, from noon to 6 pm, and is part of the official programming of Montreal’s 375th anniversary.


  • Study day
    Habitat 67: sources et répercussions / Sources and Reverberations
    Presented by UQAM Centre de design
    with collaboration of UQAM School of Design and UQAM Arts Faculty

    June 21 2017, 2 pm to 6 pm
    Room DE-4580 (4th floor)
    UQAM Design pavilion
    1440, Sanguinet street, Montreal
    Open to all

    This study day will enable a group of researchers to present their recent work on the contexts of emergence of Habitat ‘67, Moshe Safdie’s innovative residential complex which celebrates its 50th anniversary this summer. It will also be an opportunity to discuss the reverberations of Habitat ‘67 in Montréal and in local and international architectural cultures.

    Organized by Réjean Legault, professor at the UQAM School of Design, this study day will bring together the following participants: Anne Cormier, professor at the School of Architecture of the Université de Montréal; Irena Murray, Director of the Kaplicky Center Foundation, Prague; Inderbir Singh Riar, professor at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, Carleton University, Ottawa; and William Whitaker, Collections Manager at the Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania School of Design, Philadelphia.

  • Habitat ‘67 guided tours
    Offer until October 2017
    Cost: $20 plus taxes and service fees

    It is now exceptionally possible to visit Habitat ’67 for its 50th anniversary. English or French 90-minutes guided tours will let the public discover this unique architectural gem and learn more about its origins and its evolution throughout the last 50 years. The guide will lead groups through the various areas of the complex, such as the walkways, the pedestrian streets as well as the suspended terraces of this international historical landmark.

    Visits are the results of collaboration between Habitat ’67 and a collective composed of Julie Bélanger, Histo&Co and Groupe B-15.

    Information and reservation: 

Habitat 67 vers l’avenir/ The Shape of Things to Come
This exhibition traces the trajectory of Safdie’s work from its origins to the present, demonstrating how Safdie has consistently applied the design principles and ideologies he introduced as part of Habitat ’67 to every project since that time. From the moment it opened, Habitat ’67 captured the international public imagination and has become an enduring icon of Expo ’67 and Canadian pride. It remains to this day a source of inspiration for architecture devoted to humanistic ideals.

The exhibition is jointly organized by Safdie Architects and UQAM Centre de Design with curatorial direction from independent curator Donald Albrecht.


Address and opening hours
UQAM Centre de Design
1440 Sanguinet Street (corner of Sainte-Catherine East)
Montreal (Berri-UQAM metro)
Open Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 6 pm.
Free admission

Phone: 514-987-3395
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About the Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary
The Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize the celebrations and socioeconomic contributions that will mark Montréal’s 375th anniversary in 2017. With a focus on promoting Montréal expertise, it acts as a catalyst for local forces in carrying out its mandate: to mobilize the community, implement a funding strategy, rigorously manage public funds, develop quality programming and ensure the visibility of the celebrations.

The Society benefits from the support of the Ville de Montréal, the Québec government, the Canada government and private funding from 12 Great Montrealers. For more information, see 
You can find all our press releases and additional pictures and videos in our virtual press room.
Get all the latest news in real time on our Twitter feed: @375Mtl.
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To learn more about the contribution of the Québec government to Montréal’s 375th Anniversary celebrations, click here.


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For further information, please contact: 

Maude N. Béland
UQAM Centre de Design
Phone: 1-514-987-3000, ext. 1707 

Isabelle Pelletier
Society of the 375th
Media Relations


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