dror envisions cultural dome for montréal influenced by buckminster fuller dror envisions cultural dome for montréal influenced by buckminster fuller
apr 26, 2016

dror envisions cultural dome for montréal influenced by buckminster fuller

dror envisions dome for montréal influenced by buckminster fuller
all images courtesy of dror studio




new york-based studio dror has developed a dome concept in celebration of the upcoming 50th anniversary of expo 67 which took place in montréal, canada, back in 1967. the dynamic structure was derived after a tour of the island with the buckminster fuller institute to initiate a discussion around reinvigorating seasonally-used grounds.

the dome celebrates the 50th anniversary of expo 67, coinciding with the 375th anniversary of montreal’s founding




the scheme would serve as enchanting cultural space that embraces the biosphere created by architect buckminster fuller. envisioned to be sited on an open area of parc jean-drapeau, the structure would be draped in a planted canopy – providing a place for reflection and gathering. presenting a hybrid framework for nature and technology, the 150-meter-wide aluminum dome, with its vegetated sound buffer, offers a backdrop for diverse events all year-round.

visitors would be able to sit and gather beneath the planted canopy




largely influenced by fuller, studio founder dror benshetrit suggests that the dome provides a companion to the american architect’s lonesome structure, originally built as the united states pavilion for expo 67. ‘interacting like the sun and the moon, our concept engages in a poetic dance with fuller’s design, realizing the park’s potential in a contemporary context,’ he explains.

structural and landscape specialists affirm that it is an achievable construction, with capacity up to 60,000 guests

the scheme would serve as enchanting cultural space that embraces the biosphere created by buckminster fuller

the dome would be located in an open area of parc jean-drapeau


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