The diverse architecture of Montreal is partially thanks to Expo 67, one of the world's largest universal expositions that was held in the Francophone city. One of the main themes of the event centred around housing, and travellers who visit the city during their holiday can see one of the most unique architectural interpretations, entitled "Man and His World." Guests can reserve rooms at the Westin Montreal Hotel and witness the masterpiece, crafted by Canadian architect Moshe Safdie.
The experimental housing complex appears to an outsider like a jagged construction of Lego blocks, but instead is made up of modular concrete units. Complete with shops and a school within in its grounds, the close yet still private quarters were intended to be affordable and occupy as little amount of space as possible. Each individual home even has its own garden, situated on the roof of the neighbour living in the unit below.
Though in an urban location, the property is located directly on the shore of the St. Lawrence River, creating an unusual atmosphere that blends beach, fresh air and a bustling city into one. Guests who visit the grounds from their downtown Montreal hotel can dive into the river and cool off during their hot summer holiday.