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National Gallery of Canada Competition, 1st Scheme

National Gallery of Canada Competition, 1st Scheme

Part of

People

  • Arthur Erickson Architects, Toronto (architectural firm)
  • David Boulva Cleve Associates (associated architectural firm)
  • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

Title

National Gallery of Canada Competition, 1st Scheme

Dates of creation

1975-1976

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 151 drawings
  • 0.53 l.m. of textual records
  • 4 photographs
  • 0.01 l.m. of photographic material

Scope and Content

File documents a submission for a 800,000 square-foot arts building in the first competition for the National Gallery of Canada (not built), Ottawa, Ontario.

File contains reference material, design development drawings, presentation drawings, textual records.

Reference Number

AP022.S1.1975.PR05

Related units of description

  • There is photo documentation of this project in the Series "Promotional and Project Documentation" AP022.S2.SS1.D5.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH255004
    • Title: Competition information and newspaper article
    • Dates of creation: 1975
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    competition information and newspaper article; contact sheets of photos taken at other art galleries.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • records: 0.01 l.m.

    Technique and media:

    Contact sheets

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH255093
    • Title: Cliff Street (Ottawa) - building and infrastructure plans and details (Public Works Canada)
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    Cliff Street (Ottawa) - building and infrastructure plans and details (Public Works Canada), Central heating and Cooling Plant

    Quantity / Object type:

    7 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • reference drawings

    Extent and Medium:

    • 7 drawings

    Technique and media:

    Diazotypes

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 76 x 107 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH255096
    • Title: Dominion Archives Building - plans sections, elevations
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    Dominion Archives Building - plans sections, elevations, correspondence (1 sheet) from Canada Museum Construction Corporation

    Quantity / Object type:

    14 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • reference drawings

    Extent and Medium:

    • 14 drawings

    Technique and media:

    Diazotypes

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21.6 x 27.9 cm sheet (largest): 66 x 108 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH255116
    • Title: Aerial view of Ottawa, building plan, site plans
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • -1 photographic materials

    Technique and media:

    Blackline prints, colour photograph, negative

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0,01 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH255119
    • Title: Preliminary presentation drawings - site and roof plan
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    preliminary presentation drawings - site and roof plan, structural details, site elevations, building sections, building elevations, title labels

    Quantity / Object type:

    12 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Extent and Medium:

    • 12 drawings

    Technique and media:

    Ink and dry transfer on translucent paper, blackline prints

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 17.8 x 106.7 cm sheet (largest): 106.7 x 124.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH255134
    • Title: Floor plans, landscape plan, project context drawing, site plans, site elevations, title labels
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    24 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • competition drawing

    Extent and Medium:

    • 24 drawings

    Technique and media:

    Ink and dry transfer on translucent paper and mylar, blackline prints

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21 x 106.7 cm sheet (largest): 106.7 x 129.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH255332
    • Title: Contact sheets - existing conditions
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    4 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 photographic materials

    Technique and media:

    B/w photographs

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 13 x 21,5 cm sheet (largest): 21 x 25,5 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH255421
    • Title: Submission data, drafts of CVs from Arthur Erickson Architects
    • Dates of creation: 1975-1976
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 files

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH255423
    • Title: Design Team Selection Process
    • Dates of creation: 1975-1976
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    5 files - Design Team Selection Process - criteria for submissions; submission drafts, final submissions; Board of Assessors report.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 files

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH256225
    • Title: Reports, press clippings, list of team members, master file of consultant data, consultant correspondence
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    reports and design philosophy, press clippings, list of team members, master file of consultant data, consultant correspondence.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 files

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH256246
    • Title: Competition drawings
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    12 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 12 photographic materials

    Technique and media:

    Negatives

    Dimensions:

    negatives: 36 x 43 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH256705
    • Title: Correspondence with engineers and consultants, project management firms
    • Dates of creation: 1975-1976
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    correspondence with engineers and consultants, project management firms, general design philoposhy, Lockwood Patterson Assoc. envelopes, legal correspondence, client correspondence, transmittals, CVs, competition submission drafts.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • records: 0.25 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH257456
    • Title: Set of reduced competition drawings
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    20 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 20 drawings

    Technique and media:

    Blackline prints on mylar

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 46 x 58.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH257457
    • Title: Reduced set of competion drawings
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    19 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 19 drawings

    Technique and media:

    Photostats

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 36 x 46 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH257746
    • Title: National Capital Commission - Ottawa Context Drawing
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    National Capital Commission - Ottawa Context Drawing, North Elevation of site, site plan (services), site plan (contours and boreholes)

    Quantity / Object type:

    4 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • reference drawings

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 drawings

    Technique and media:

    Sepia prints

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 88 x 129 cm sheet (largest): 106 x 380 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH257958
    • Title: Site plan, elevations, floor plans
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    16 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawing (proposal)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 16 drawings

    Technique and media:

    Blackline prints, dry transfer on mylar

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 46 x 53 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    22-77000-01

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    • Reference Number: ARCH257959
    • Title: Roof plan, interior landscaping plan, sections, perspectives, engineering systems
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    16 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawing (proposal)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 16 drawings

    Technique and media:

    Blackline prints, dry transfer on mylar

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 46 x 53 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    22-77000-02

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    • Reference Number: ARCH258160
    • Title: Function diagrams
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    7 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Extent and Medium:

    • 7 drawings

    Technique and media:

    Diazotypes with revisions in ink

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 54 x 62 cm sheet (largest): 71 x 100 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    22-TOR-028

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    • Reference Number: ARCH260816
    • Title: Resumes and consultant qualifications
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • records: 0.01 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH274387
    • Title: Slides of floor plans, site plan, design concept, elevations, models, perspective drawings, site photographs and competitor's models. May contain documenation from the National Gallery of Canada Competition, 2nd Scheme (1982-1983).
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1976
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    137 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 137 photographic materials

    Technique and media:

    Colour, black-and-white

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de /Gift of the Erickson Family

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