Man does not depend on tools alone, but he has long depended on them for a great deal and in the years to come he be increasingly dependent on them.
Machinery and automation are popular words today, but they lack the full impact of a simple phrase: tool for man, which is at the roots of the philosophy of man and his world.
The function of the tools of mans il to aid production, and the Theme complex ahich relates man to their functions is therefor: Man the Producer.
The Man the Producer pavilion in on Ile Notre-Dame, immediately adjoining the Expo-Express station. Il comprises a single building designed to tell one story under three heading:
Man the Producer
Each exhibit is complete in itself, but all are interdependent.
Escalators carry visitors from the ground level to a balcony from which there is acces to all three sections of the complex. Restaurant overlook a canal.
Man the Producer takes materials from the earth and draws energy from the sun and converts them to his purposes. The impression the visitor receives is that the resources available to man are still abundantly adequate if he will use them with intelligence and understanding. The mood of man the Producer is therefor of confidence.
( Source du document: Guide officiel de l'Expo 67, Copyright 1967 par Les éditions Maclean-Hunter Ltd )