Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Air Canada Pavilion

The architecture of Air Canada's participation at Expo 67 was intended to evoke the spirit of flight.

The focal point of the pavilion's exterior was a helical roof with 23 blades that fanned out from a 60-foot central column.

The design was meant to represent the turbine of a modern jet engine, yet it has always reminded me of a Leonardo Da Vinci sketch...

Beneath the roof, 3 cylindrical buildings contained the exhibition areas:

The Dream dealt with the man's subconscious desire to fly throughout history.

The Achievement spoke of man's conquest of the sky from early balloons and gliders to modern jet planes.

New Worlds illustrated the impact of aviation on Man and His World.

images: (top) alamedainfo.com
(bottom) naid.sppsr.ucla.edu/expo67/

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