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Montreal Biosphère – Quebec, Canada

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Building: Montreal Biosphère
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Completion: 1967
Architect: Richard Buckminster Fuller

AE Interests: This massive, geodesic dome was constructed from a frame of steel pipes with 1,900 acrylic panels. The surface of the 250 foot diameter dome consists of a system of retractable shading screens, angled with respect to the sun, to control the heat.

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Written by Christopher Lawrence

March 19, 2010 at 10:30 pm

Posted in Built

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