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Permanent U.N.E.P. Headquarters

Permanent U.N.E.P. Headquarters

Part of

People

  • James Stirling and Partner (creator)
  • James Stirling and Partner (architectural firm)
  • Mutiso Menezes International (architectural firm)
  • Giancarlo de Carlo (Firm) (architectural firm)
  • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

Title

Permanent U.N.E.P. Headquarters

Dates of creation

1975-1978

Level of archival description

File 48

Extent and Medium

  • 414 drawings
  • 0.01 l.m. of photographic materials
  • 0.46 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

File documents an unexecuted project for the U.N.E.P. (United Nations Environment Programme) permanent headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. Material in this file was produced between 1975 and 1978.

File contains mostly design development sketches and drawings showing alternative site layouts and more detailed studies for specific areas of the facilities. A number of drawings represent proposals for the design of temporary headquarters located on the same site. Photographic materials show design development drawings and views of a study model and a presentation model which are not otherwise present in file documents. Textual records include architects' reports, contracts, and trade catalogues and clippings relating to environmental design.

Reference Number

AP140.S2.SS1.D48

Location

Nairobi Kenya

Language of material

Documents are in English and Italian.

Related units of description

  • Photographic materials AP140.S2.SS7.D1.P2 also include information on file AP140.S2.SS1.D48.

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D48.P1
    • Title: Site plans and sections, topographic surveys for permanent and temporary U.N.E.P. headquarters
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    17 reference drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • reference

    Technique and media:

    Graphite on translucent paper, reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 31 x 43 cm (12 3/16 x 16 15/16 in.) sheet (largest): 84 x 119.5 cm (33 1/16 x 47 1/16 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0027

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D48.P2
    • Title: Site sections
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    4 reference drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • reference

    Technique and media:

    Graphite on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 20.5 x 187 cm (8 1/16 x 73 5/8 in.) sheet (largest): 29 x 202 cm (11 7/16 x 79 1/2 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0023 R

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D48.P3
    • Title: Schematic and sketch site plans, sections
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    5 conceptual drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual

    Technique and media:

    Ink on cardboard

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 14 x 9 cm (5 1/2 x 3 9/16 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0031

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D48.P4
    • Title: Notes, schedules, circulation, functional and area diagrams
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    notes, schedules, circulation, functional and area diagrams, alternative site plans and landscaping layouts for temporary and permanent headquarters including several sketches and rendered drawings, floor plans, elevations, sections, axonometrics

    Quantity / Object type:

    130 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, coloured pencil and ink on paper and translucent paper, reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 7.5 x 21 cm (2 15/16 x 8 1/4 in.) sheet (largest): 59.5 x 84 cm (23 7/16 x 33 1/16 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0031

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D48.P5
    • Title: Alternative site plans and floor plans for temporary and permanent headquarters
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    alternative site plans and floor plans for temporary and permanent headquarters, floor plans for conference rooms including several sketches

    Quantity / Object type:

    58 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, coloured pencil and ink on translucent paper, reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 29.5 x 21 cm (11 5/8 x 8 1/4 in.) sheet (largest): 50 x 74.5 cm (19 11/16 x 29 5/16 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0032

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D48.P6
    • Title: Site plans, circulation diagrams, floor plans for temporary and permanent headquarters
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    29 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, coloured pencil and ink on paper and translucent paper, reprographic copy

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 24 x 50 cm (9 7/16 x 19 11/16 in.) sheet (largest): 83.5 x 101.5 cm (32 7/8 x 39 15/16 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0028

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D48.P7
    • Title: Alternative site plans for temporary and permanent headquarters, floor plans, elevations, sections and axonometrics
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    62 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): 21 x 29.5 cm (8 1/4 x 11 5/8 in.) sheet (largest): 84.5 x 122.5 cm (33 1/4 x 48 1/4 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0025

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D48.P8
    • Title: Topographic surveys, site plans, sections
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    15 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and coloured pencil on paper and translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 30 x 42 cm (11 13/16 x 16 9/16 in.) sheet (largest): 82.5 x 101.5 cm (32 1/2 x 39 15/16 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0029

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D48.P9
    • Title: Site plans, sections, elevations, axonometrics
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    40 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on paper and translucent paper, reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 42 x 59 cm (16 9/16 x 23 1/4 in.) sheet (largest): 90 x 101.5 cm (35 7/16 x 39 15/16 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0030 XL

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D48.P10
    • Title: Notes, site plans, floor plans, elevations and sections
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    notes, site plans, floor plans, elevations and sections including several sketches for conference room and headquarters buildings

    Quantity / Object type:

    39 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on paper and translucent paper, reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 10.5 x 30 cm (4 1/8 x 11 13/16 in.) sheet (largest): 29.5 x 41.5 cm (11 5/8 x 16 5/16 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0058

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D48.P11
    • Title: Site plans and sections
    • Form: drawings
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    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    4 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation

    Technique and media:

    Ink on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 77 x 101.5 cm (30 5/16 x 39 15/16 in.) sheet (largest): 77 x 104 cm (30 5/16 x 40 15/16 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0026

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D48.P12
    • Title: Site and floor plans, sections, perspectives
    • Form: drawings
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    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    11 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation

    Technique and media:

    Coloured pencil on paper, reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 97 x 99 cm (38 3/16 x 39 in.) sheet (largest): 108.5 x 164 cm (42 11/16 x 64 9/16 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0057 XL

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D48.P13
    • Title: Views of drawings, study and presentation models
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photographic material(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints, negatives

    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.D48.P14
    • Title: Building programmes, architects' report, minutes, schedules, notes, drawings, publications
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    building programmes, architects' report, minutes, schedules, notes, drawings, publications relating to wind and solar energy, book and clippings

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.07 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.D48.P15
    • Title: Architects' reports, building programmes, clippings
    • Form: textual records
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    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    architects' reports, building programmes, clippings, booklets, trade catalogues relating to alternative energy resources, correspondence, newsletters, meeting notes, financial records

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 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.D48.P16
    • Title: Architects' report, notes, correspondence, contracts
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    architects' report, notes, correspondence, contracts, building programmes, financial records, brochures, draft architects' reports, clippings, correspondence, meeting notes

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.19 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.D48.P17
    • Title: Architects' report, notes, correspondence, contracts
    • Form: textual records
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    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    architects' report, notes, correspondence, contracts, building programmes, financial records, brochures, draft architects' reports, clippings, correspondence, meeting notes

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.19 l.m.

    Credit line:

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

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