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New Gallery for the Thyssen-Bornemizsa Collection Competition

New Gallery for the Thyssen-Bornemizsa Collection Competition

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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

New Gallery for the Thyssen-Bornemizsa Collection Competition

Dates of creation

1986-1989

Level of archival description

File 74

Extent and Medium

  • 318 drawings
  • 120 reprographic copies
  • 3 sets
  • 1 ring binder
  • 0.23 l.m. photographic materials
  • 0.34 l.m. textual records

Scope and Content

File documents a successful competition entry for an addition to the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection in Lugano, Switzerland. The execution of the winning design was called off in 1987. Material in this file was produced between 1986 and 1989.

File contains measured drawings, reference drawings, and several conceptual, design development and presentation drawings. Photographic materials include views of the site and of existing buildings by Fotografia A. e R. Pastorelli and of a presentation model by Kandor Modelmakers. File also contains textual records.

Reference Number

AP140.S2.SS1.D74

Location

Lugano Switzerland

Language of material

Documents are in English, German and Italian.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D74.P1
    • Title: Floor 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:

    19 measured drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • measured drawing

    Technique and media:

    Mostly reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21 x 30 cm (8 1/4 x 11 13/16 in.) sheet (largest): 40 x 50 cm (15 3/4 x 19 11/16 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0266

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D74.P2
    • Title: Measured drawings including floor plans, elevations
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    measured drawings including floor plans, elevations, sections and details of site and existing buildings, geological and topographic surveys

    Quantity / Object type:

    67 reference drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • reference

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21 x 30 cm (8 1/4 x 11 13/16 in.) sheet (largest): 59 x 189 cm (23 1/4 x 74 7/16 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.D74.P3
    • Title: Measured drawings including floor plans, elevations, sections and details, topographic surveys
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    34 reference drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • reference

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 34 x 47 cm (13 3/8 x 18 1/2 in.) sheet (largest): 68 x 173 cm (26 3/4 x 68 1/8 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.D74.P4
    • Title: Conceptual and design development drawings, mostly sketch plans for alternative schemes
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    10 design drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design

    Technique and media:

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

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 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:

    140-0269

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D74.P5
    • Title: No title
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 ring binder(s)

    Dimensions:

    ring binder: 32 x 46 x 5 cm (12 5/8 x 18 1/8 x 1 15/16 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.D74.P6
    • Title: Plans and sections, axonometrics, interior and exterior perspectives
    • 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 and ink on translucent paper and reprographic copy, some translucent paper overlays

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 30 x 42 cm (11 13/16 x 16 9/16 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:

    140-0264

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D74.P7
    • Title: No title
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 set(s)

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 87 x 120 cm (34 1/4 x 47 1/4 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0275

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D74.P8
    • Title: No title
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 set(s)

    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:

    140-0270

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D74.P9
    • Title: Plans, elevations, sections, axonometrics and perspectives
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    plans, elevations, sections, axonometrics and perspectives, showing alternative schemes for awnings, skylights and entrance hall, notes

    Quantity / Object type:

    197 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development

    Technique and media:

    Graphite on translucent paper, reprographic copies, some with graphite, some translucent paper overlays

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21 x 30 cm (8 1/4 x 11 13/16 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:

    140-0270

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D74.P10
    • Title: No title
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 set(s)

    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:

    140-0265

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D74.P11
    • Title: Elevation, axonometric, interior and exterior perspectives
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    15 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on translucent paper, reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 42 x 68 cm (16 9/16 x 26 3/4 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:

    140-0265

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D74.P12
    • Title: Site and floor plans, elevation, sections, axonometrics, interior and exterior perspectives
    • Form: drawings
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    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    32 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on translucent paper and reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 75 x 113 cm (29 1/2 x 44 1/2 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:

    140-0263

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D74.P13
    • Title: Floor plans, elevation, sections, axonometrics for staircases and loggia
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    6 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation

    Technique and media:

    Coloured pencil and ink on translucent paper, reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 76 x 59 cm (29 15/16 x 23 1/4 in.) sheet (largest): 79 x 119 cm (31 1/8 x 46 7/8 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:

    140-0267

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D74.P14
    • Title: Axonometric, interior and exterior perspectives
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    6 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on translucent paper, reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 39 x 47 cm (15 3/8 x 18 1/2 in.) sheet (largest): 43 x 53 cm (16 15/16 x 20 7/8 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:

    140-0268

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D74.P15
    • Title: Interior and exterior perspectives
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    5 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation

    Technique and media:

    Ink on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 39 x 48 cm (15 3/8 x 18 7/8 in.) sheet (largest): 47 x 78 cm (18 1/2 x 30 11/16 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

    Folder Number:

    140-0268

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D74.P16
    • Title: Interior and exterior perspectives
    • Form: drawings
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    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): 55 x 48 cm (21 5/8 x 18 7/8 in.) sheet (largest): 48 x 56 cm (18 7/8 x 22 1/16 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

    Folder Number:

    140-0268

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D74.P17
    • Title: Report on air conditioning systems for existing gallery, including diagrams and schematic floor plans and sections
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    16 working drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • working

    Technique and media:

    Coloured pencil on paper, reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21 x 30 cm (8 1/4 x 11 13/16 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:

    140-0271

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D74.P18
    • Title: Views of 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:

    Gelatin silver prints, negatives

    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.D74.P19
    • Title: Views of site and existing buildings, including postcards
    • 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, chromogenic colour prints, negatives, photomechanical prints

    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.D74.P20
    • Title: Views of site and existing buildings
    • Form: photographs
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    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

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D74.P21
    • Title: Views of drawings
    • Form: photographs
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    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

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D74.P22
    • Title: Views of drawings
    • Form: photographs
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    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    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.D74.P23
    • Title: Views of drawings
    • Form: photographs
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    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    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.D74.P24
    • Title: 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:

    Gelatin silver prints

    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.D74.P25
    • Title: Views of presentation model
    • Form: photographs
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    • 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

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D74.P26
    • Title: Views of drawings
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 negative(s)

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0,01 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.D74.P27
    • Title: Publications, survey photographs, notes by James Stirling
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    publications, survey photographs, notes by James Stirling, Michael WIlford and Russell Bevington, reports, reprographic copies of design development and presentation drawings, minutes

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,1 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.D74.P28
    • Title: Photographs of site and of existing buildings, clippings
    • Form: textual records
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    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    photographs of site and of existing buildings, clippings, postcards, correspondence, reports, reprographic copies of design development drawings, competition programme

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,14 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.D74.P29
    • Title: Textual records relating to fees and expense accounts
    • Form: textual records
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    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    textual records relating to fees and expense accounts, also insurance policy, contracts, drawings, reprographic copies of design development drawings

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,1 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.D74.P30
    • Title: Financial records relating to fees and expense accounts, contracts
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    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,2 l.m.

    Credit line:

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

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