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Crafted as an alternate vision to Parc Jean-Drapeau’s development plan, Dror’s dome proposal combines nature and technology into an ambitious vision to transform the park into a global cultural destination. Inspired by Fuller’s Montreal Biosphere that was built as the U.S. pavilion for the 1967 World Expo, the new 21st-century aluminum dome boasts a 150 meters diameter—double the width of Fuller’s 76-meter-wide sphere. A planted canopy extends the footprint of the dome on all sides and gives the structure the illusion of a green mountain from afar.

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“As with 1967, 2017 is not just another celebration—it’s the opportunity for a new beginning,” said studio founder Dror Benshetrit. “Our living dome is a catalyst for dreaming. The possibilities are endless.” The contemporary dome offers year-round recreational space and can serve as a backdrop for major events such as festivals, installations, and performances. The project is estimated to accommodate up to 60,000 guests and could be completed within as little as two years.

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