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Walt Disney Concert Hall Competition

Walt Disney Concert Hall Competition

Part of

People

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

Title

Walt Disney Concert Hall Competition

Dates of creation

1984-1989

Level of archival description

File 85

Extent and Medium

  • 1130 drawings
  • 38 reprographic copies
  • 1 roll
  • 0.08 l.m. of photographic materials
  • 0.33 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

File documents an unsuccessful competition entry for the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California, United States. Material in this file was produced between 1984 and 1989.

File contains reference drawings, a large number of conceptual and design development drawings, and several presentation drawings. Photographic materials include views of a presentation model by John Donat Photography. File also contains textual records.

Reference Number

AP140.S2.SS1.D85

Location

Los Angeles California United States

Language of material

Documents are in English.

Related units of description

  • Publication drawing AP140.S2.SS4.D9.P2 also includes information on file AP140.S2.SS1.D85.
  • Textual records AP140.S2.SS1.D107.P1 also include information on file AP140.S2.SS1.D85.

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D85.P1
    • Title: Architects' report
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,01 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.D85.P2
    • Title: Views of 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, chromogenic colour print

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0,03 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.D85.P3
    • Title: Views of drawings
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0,02 l.m.

    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.D85.P4
    • Title: Aerial view, views of presentation model
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Chromogenic colour prints, reprographic copies

    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.D85.P5
    • Title: Views of drawings
    • 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, slide

    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.D85.P6
    • Title: Site plan, floor plans, elevations, sections, axonometrics and perspectives
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    site plan, floor plans, elevations, sections, axonometrics and perspectives, project presentation texts and views of presentation model for report

    Quantity / Object type:

    38 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies and gelatin silver prints mounted on paper, reprographic copy

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 30 x 42 cm (11 13/16 x 16 9/16 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0338

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D85.P7
    • Title: Site plan, rendered perspective
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation

    Technique and media:

    Coloured pencil and ink on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 27 x 38 cm (10 5/8 x 14 15/16 in.) sheet (largest): 34 x 66 cm (13 3/8 x 26 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

    Folder Number:

    140-0341

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D85.P9
    • Title: Architects' reports
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,04 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.D85.P10
    • Title: Notes by James Stirling and Michael Wilford, clippings, correspondence, photographs of site and model
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,17 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.D85.P11
    • Title: Reports, clippings, drawings and reprographic copies of drawings, competition programmes, correspondence, notes
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,11 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.D85.P12
    • Title: Site and floor plans, elevations, sections, axonometrics and perspectives
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    45 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on translucent paper, reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21 x 30 cm (8 1/4 x 11 13/16 in.) sheet (largest): 84 x 119 cm (33 1/16 x 46 7/8 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0290

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D85.P13
    • Title: Functional and area diagrams
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development

    Technique and media:

    Graphite on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 60 x 84 cm (23 5/8 x 33 1/16 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0291

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D85.P14
    • Title: Plans, elevations and sections of site and existing buildings
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    20 reference drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • reference

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 42 x 43 cm (16 9/16 x 16 15/16 in.) sheet (largest): 30 x 119 cm (11 13/16 x 46 7/8 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0292

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D85.P15
    • Title: Maps, topographic surveys, site plans, measured drawings including plans
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    maps, topographic surveys, site plans, measured drawings including plans, elevations, sections of existing buildings, including some competition materials

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies, some with coloured pencil, photomechanical prints

    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.D85.P16
    • Title: Conceptual and design development drawings, mostly early sketch and schematic plans
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    conceptual and design development drawings, mostly early sketch and schematic plans, site plans, sections and axonometrics for alternative schemes, including a few perspectives and elevations

    Quantity / Object type:

    400 design drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, coloured pencil and ink on paper, reprographic copies and translucent paper, reprographic copies, some enhanced with coloured pencil

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 22 x 15 cm (8 11/16 x 5 7/8 in.) sheet (largest): 21 x 30 cm (8 1/4 x 11 13/16 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0340.1

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D85.P17
    • Title: Conceptual and design development drawings, mostly sketch and schematic site plans
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    conceptual and design development drawings, mostly sketch and schematic site plans, plans, sections and axonometrics for alternative schemes, including a few perspectives and elevations

    Quantity / Object type:

    393 design drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, coloured pencil and ink on paper, reprographic copies and translucent paper, reprographic copies, some enhanced with coloured pencil

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 16 x 21 cm (6 5/16 x 8 1/4 in.) sheet (largest): 30 x 42 cm (11 13/16 x 16 9/16 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0340.2

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D85.P18
    • Title: Maps, conceptual and design development drawings
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    maps, conceptual and design development drawings, including floor plans, sections, axonometrics, a few perspectives and elevations, including several rendered sketches and schematic drawings for alternative schemes

    Quantity / Object type:

    267 design drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, coloured pencil and ink on paper, reprographic copies and translucent paper, reprographic copies, some enhanced with coloured pencil

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 16 x 21 cm (6 5/16 x 8 1/4 in.) sheet (largest): 30 x 42 cm (11 13/16 x 16 9/16 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0340.3

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D85.P8
    • Title: Interior perspective
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation

    Technique and media:

    Ink on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 39 x 65 cm (15 3/8 x 25 9/16 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0341

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