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British Telecom National Networks Headquarters Competition, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

British Telecom National Networks Headquarters Competition, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

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People

  • James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates (creator)
  • James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates (architectural firm)
  • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

Title

British Telecom National Networks Headquarters Competition, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Dates of creation

1983-1985

Level of archival description

File 66

Extent and Medium

  • 0.27 l.m. of textual records
  • 310 drawings
  • 0.01 l.m. of photographic materials
  • 1 model
  • Material in this series was likely kept in it's original order when it was first processed upon it's arrival at CCA.

Scope and Content

File documents a successful competition entry for the British Telecom National Networks in Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom. The execution of the winning design was called off in 1984. Material in this file was produced between 1983 and 1985.

File contains several design development drawings as well as presentation drawings. File also contains photographic materials, including views of a presentation model by John Donat Photography, as well as textual records and a presentation model.

Reference Number

AP140.S2.SS1.D66

Location

Milton Keynes Milton Keynes England United Kingdom

Language of material

Documents are in English.

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D66.P1
    • Title: Site and floor plans, sections, elevations, several rendered, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
    • Dates of creation: 1983-1985
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    Site and floor plans, sections, elevations, several rendered, axonometrics for site and facades, including several sketches and schematic drawings

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development

    Extent and Medium:

    • 141 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21 x 30 cm (8 1/4 x 11 13/16 in.) sheet (largest): 122 x 92 cm (48 1/16 x 36 1/4 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0229

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D66.P2
    • Title: Area diagrams, site and floor plans, elevations, schematic sections, British Telecom National Networks Headquarters Competition, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
    • Dates of creation: circa 1983-1985
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 6

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    Area diagrams, site and floor plans, elevations, schematic sections, details, axonometrics, interior and exterior perspectives including several sketches

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development

    Extent and Medium:

    • 141 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 17 x 21 cm (6 11/16 x 8 1/4 in.) sheet (largest): 42 x 60 cm (16 9/16 x 23 5/8 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0256

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D66.P3
    • Title: Site and floor plans, elevations and sections, axonometrics for overall scheme, maps, British Telecom National Networks Headquarters Competition, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
    • Dates of creation: circa 1983-1985
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation

    Extent and Medium:

    • 28 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 33 x 47 cm (13 x 18 1/2 in.) sheet (largest): 60 x 125 cm (23 5/8 x 49 3/16 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0235 XL

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D66.P4
    • Title: Views of drawings and of a presentation model, British Telecom National Networks Headquarters Competition, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
    • Dates of creation: circa 1983-1985
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    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.D66.P5
    • Title: Textual records, including notes, minutes and a few drawings, British Telecom National Networks Headquarters Competition, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
    • Dates of creation: circa 1983-1985
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.05 l.m. of textual records

    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.D66.P6
    • Title: Textual records including reports, reprographic copies of reference drawings, site photographs, and programmes, British Telecom National Networks Headquarters Competition, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
    • Dates of creation: circa 1983-1985
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.1 l.m. of textual records

    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.D66.P7
    • Title: Textual records, including correspondence, programmes, British Telecom National Networks Headquarters Competition, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
    • Dates of creation: circa 1983-1985
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    textual records, including correspondence, programmes, photographs of model, reports, reprographic copies of working drawings

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.15 l.m. of textual records

    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.D66.P8
    • Title: Correspondence relating to fees, competition programme, British Telecom National Networks Headquarters Competition, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
    • Dates of creation: circa 1983-1985
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    Correspondence relating to fees, competition programme, reprographic copies of design development and working drawings, reports, time sheets

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.06 l.m. of textual records

    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.D66.P9
    • Title: British Telecom National Networks Headquarters, Milton Keynes, England: presentation site model
    • Dates of creation: 1983 -1984
    • Form: models

    People:

    • James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates (architectural firm)
    • Unknown (model maker)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 presentation model(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation

    Technique and media:

    Painted cardboard over cork and wood base

    Dimensions:

    model (largest): 57 x 87 x 164 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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