Gallery: Montreal’s Biosphere Environmental Museum Resides Inside Massi...

Looking much like the Epcot Center in Disney World, Montreal’s Biosphere is in fact a museum dedicated to the environment. Originally built as the United States' pavilion for the 1967 World Fair Expo, the dome was repurposed into a museum in 1990. The interactive museum initially showcased the water ecosystem of the Great Lakes region, but has since expanded to encompasses environmental issues such as climate change, air, eco-technologies and sustainable development.

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  1. BrennanAnnie February 8, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    I am curious, was this house on display this summer in Washington DC? Was it part of the Green contest?

  2. anaglypher_08 February 6, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    i too had the opportunity to design a museum of anthropocene, focusing the same aspects that are mentioned. to bring a change in the way people react with the environment, the un-built environment plays a greater role than the built. one needs to change the way people perceive their immediate surroundings, its not possible to teach someone by creating a building and showcasing our impact on the planet. one needs to have a hands-on experience to deal with nature. check out the museum by frank oppenhiemer; its the exhibits and their interactive nature that help in understanding the way we perceive our surroundings. the same theory, if merged with your concept is the key to bring about a change.

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