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Nordrhein-Westfalen Museum and Redevelopment of Grabbeplatz Competition

Nordrhein-Westfalen Museum and Redevelopment of Grabbeplatz Competition

Part of

People

  • James Stirling and Partner (creator)
  • James Stirling and Partner (architectural firm)
  • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

Title

Nordrhein-Westfalen Museum and Redevelopment of Grabbeplatz Competition

Dates of creation

1972-1976

Level of archival description

File 43

Extent and Medium

  • 102 drawings
  • 27 reprographic copies
  • 1 map
  • 1 model
  • 0.15 l.m. of photographic materials
  • 0.14 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

File documents an unsuccessful competition entry for the Nordrhein-Westfalen art museum and the redesign of the Grabbeplatz in the city centre of Düsseldorf, Germany. Material in this file was produced between 1972 and 1976.

File contains reference material, sketch drawings illustrating the early conceptual stage of the design, design development drawings and presentation drawings submitted for the competition or produced at a later stage for publication and exhibition purposes. File also contains photographic materials including views of presentation model by John Donat Photography, as well as textual records and a presentation model.

Reference Number

AP140.S2.SS1.D43

Location

Düsseldorf Germany

Language of material

Documents are in English and German.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D43.P1
    • Title: Cadastral maps, plan and section of basement parking garage, plan, sections and elevations of existing buildings
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    27 reference drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • reference

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21 x 30 cm (8 1/4 x 11 13/16 in.) sheet (largest): 75 x 105 cm (29 1/2 x 41 5/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D43.P3
    • Title: Diagrams and sketch plans, sections and axonometrics for alternative schemes for the museum and site
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 13

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    20 conceptual drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, coloured pencil and ink on paper, cardboard and translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 12.5 x 5.5 cm (4 15/16 x 2 3/16 in.) sheet (largest): 30 x 21 cm (11 13/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D43.P4
    • Title: Rendered maps and cadastral maps, plans, elevations
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 6

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    rendered maps and cadastral maps, plans, elevations, sections and axonometrics for alternative designs for site and building, sections and details of skylights

    Quantity / Object type:

    25 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, coloured pencil and ink on paper and translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 27 x 21 cm (10 5/8 x 8 1/4 in.) sheet (largest): 91 x 61 cm (35 13/16 x 24 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - Some of the drawings have been removed from exhibition mats in which they were originally received.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D43.P5
    • Title: Mostly site and floor plans, elevations, sections and axonometrics submitted for competition
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    23 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation

    Technique and media:

    Ink on paper and translucent paper, reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 26 x 47 cm (10 1/4 x 18 1/2 in.) sheet (largest): 84 x 109 cm (33 1/16 x 42 15/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - Some of the drawings have been removed from exhibition mats in which they were originally received.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D43.P6
    • Title: Sketch layouts for presentation drawings, site and floor plans
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 16

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    sketch layouts for presentation drawings, site and floor plans, elevations, sections, axonometrics and perspective, including competition drawings

    Quantity / Object type:

    34 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, coloured pencil and ink on paper and translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21 x 15 cm (8 1/4 x 5 7/8 in.) sheet (largest): 81 x 101.5 cm (31 7/8 x 39 15/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D43.P7
    • Title: Views of competition site and existing buildings
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photographic material(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints, photomechanical prints

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0.06 l.m.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D43.P8
    • Title: Views of reference documents and design drawings
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0.01 l.m.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D43.P9
    • Title: Views of model, competition site and existing buildings
    • Dates of creation: 1975
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 3

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photographic material(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints, chromogenic colour prints, negatives

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0.02 l.m.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D43.P10
    • Title: Views of reference documents, design drawings, model, competition site and existing buildings
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photographic material(s)

    Technique and media:

    Negatives, slides

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0.01 l.m.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D43.P11
    • Title: Views of presentation and competition drawings
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 negative(s)

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0.05 l.m.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D43.P12
    • Title: Correspondence, reports, programme, photographs and notes relating to competition
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.13 l.m.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D43.P2
    • Title: Cadastral map
    • Form: maps

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 reference drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • reference

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copy

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 69 x 90 cm (27 3/16 x 35 7/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0033

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D43.P13
    • Title: "Building Competition: New Build for the Art Collection Northrhine-Westphalia in Düsseldorf"
    • Dates of creation: 1975
    • Form: textual records

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    Includes sketch on verso of page 24 and some annotations.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 competition programme(s)

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 29.5 x 21.2 x 0.5 cm

    Document Type:

    • competition programmes

    Physical Description:

    - 34 page document held together with green yarn and a metal fastner.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D43.P14
    • Title: Nordrhein-Westfalen Museum, Dusseldorf, Germany: competition model
    • Dates of creation: 1975
    • Form: models

    People:

    • James Stirling and Partner (architectural firm)
    • Unknown (model maker)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 competition model(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • competition model

    Technique and media:

    Painted cardboard and painted and varnished wood

    Dimensions:

    model (largest): 16 x 37,5 x 48 cm

    Physical Description:

    - Model composed of a base and a cover

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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