World expo 1967 Montreal Habitat

US Pavillion 1967Expo ’67, Habitat 67
1967 Montreal, Canada
Theme: Man and His World
Start date April 28
End date October 6
Total visitors 54 996 (paid 50 306)
Loss C$ 274 million

The World Fair of Montreal received more than 50 million visitors in six months
of whom 80 percent were Canadians.

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Habitat 67

Habitat 67 is unique, it looks like someone played with giant building blocks. The architect Moshe Safdie created the housing complex with 354 identical modules that form a 12 storey high building with 146 apartments.

Kinoautomat, the first interactive movie

The film has eight interactive element in which a moderator / actor gives the audience suggestions for the film’s continuing story and ask the audience to vote by pressing a button in the cinema chair. The magazine New Yorker wrote: “The Kinoautomat in the Czechoslovak Pavilion is a guaranteed hit of the World Exposition, and the Czechs should build a monument to the man who conceived the idea, Radúz Činčera.”

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