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Sheffield University Competition

Sheffield University Competition

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People

  • James Frazer Stirling (creator)
  • James Frazer Stirling (architect)
  • Alan Cordingley (architect)
  • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

Title

Sheffield University Competition

Dates of creation

1953-[after 1975?], predominant 1953, [1970?-1975?]

Level of archival description

File 7

Extent and Medium

  • 17 negatives
  • 9 reprographic copies
  • 6 textual records
  • 4 drawings
  • 0.04 l.m. of photographic materials

Scope and Content

File documents an unsuccessful competition entry for Sheffield University, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom. Material in this file was produced between 1953 and probably after 1975.

File contains presentation and publication drawings, photographic materials and textual records.

Reference Number

AP140.S2.SS1.D7

Location

Sheffield Yorkshire England United Kingdom

Language of material

Documents are in English.

Related units of description

  • Slides AP140.S2.SS7.D2.P6 also include information on file AP140.S2.SS1.D7.
  • Photographic materials AP140.S2.SS7.D1.P20 also include information on file AP140.S2.SS1.D7.

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D7.P1
    • Title: Incomplete set of reprographic copies of competition drawings
    • Dates of creation: October 1953
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    incomplete set of reprographic copies of competition drawings, showing the site plan, floor plans, elevations, and several cross sections for the arts and administration building

    Quantity / Object type:

    9 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 15.7 x 20.3 cm (6 3/16 x 8 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - Reprographic copies of the arts and administration building are reverse images.

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0352

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D7.P2
    • Title: Arts and administration building
    • Dates of creation: probably between 1970 and 1975
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • Léon Krier (draughtsman)
    • Russell Bevington (draughtsman)
    • Ulrich Schaad (draughtsman)
    • James Frazer Stirling (draughtsman)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    arts and administration building including a preliminary drawing for the published worm's-eye plan oblique for the main entrance foyer, the published worm's-eye plan oblique, and elevation oblique drawings

    Quantity / Object type:

    4 publication drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • publication drawings

    Technique and media:

    Ink, graphite and correction fluid on translucent paper and paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21 x 22.3 cm (8 1/4 x 8 3/4 in.) sheet (largest): 21.2 x 48.7 cm (8 3/8 x 19 3/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - Publication drawings for the worm's-eye plan oblique for the main entrance foyer of the arts and administration building, for the elevation oblique for the seminar and tutorial rooms of the arts and administration building and for the elevation oblique for the roof of the arts and administration building were originally in mats stamped "Sheffield University. 1953".

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0353

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D7.P3
    • Title: Views of presentation drawings, including the site plan
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    views of presentation drawings, including the site plan, floor plans, elevations, and sections for the arts and administration slab building, and views of a few publication drawings

    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

    Folder Number:

    140-0354

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D7.P4
    • Title: Views of presentation drawings, including floor plans
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 3

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    views of presentation drawings, including floor plans, elevations, and sections for the arts and administration slab building, and views of a few publication drawings

    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

    Folder Number:

    140-0379

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D7.P5
    • Title: Views of presentation drawings
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    views of presentation drawings, including floor plans for the arts and administration slab building, and views of a few publication drawings

    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

    Folder Number:

    140-0380

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D7.P6
    • Title: Views of presentation drawings, including the site plan
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    views of presentation drawings, including the site plan, floor plans, elevations, and sections for the arts and administration slab building, and views of a few publication drawings

    Quantity / Object type:

    6 negative(s)

    Dimensions:

    negative: 4 x 4 cm (1 9/16 x 1 9/16 in.) negatives: 17 x 12 cm (6 11/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0355

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D7.P7
    • Title: Article from the 'Architects' Journal', "Winning and Unplaced Designs"
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    an incomplete article from the 'Architects' Journal' on the winning and unplaced designs ("Winning and Unplaced Designs," pp. 719-730), and an undated mimeographed typescript of the architect's statement explaining the concept of spatial organization for the project.

    Quantity / Object type:

    5 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Document Type:

    • architect's statement
    • article

    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.D7.P8
    • Title: Views of presentation and publication drawings
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    11 negative(s)

    Technique and media:

    Glass negatives

    Dimensions:

    negatives (smallest): 12 x 17 cm (4 3/4 x 6 11/16 in.) negatives (largest): 17 x 22 cm (6 11/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0416

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D7.P9
    • Title: Competition report
    • Dates of creation: 30 October 1953
    • Form: textual records

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    a 17-page competition report, divided into four parts: describing the layout of the university area intended for development; the library; the architectural, arts faculty and administration building; and an estimate of costs

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 report(s)

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 26 x 21 cm

    Document Type:

    • report

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0503

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