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Plan of Town Centre and Development of Community Centre

Plan of Town Centre and Development of Community Centre

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People

  • James Frazer Stirling (creator)
  • Liverpool School of Architecture (role unspecified)
  • James Frazer Stirling (architect)
  • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

Title

Plan of Town Centre and Development of Community Centre

Dates of creation

1948-[1975?], predominant 1949-1950

Level of archival description

File 6

Extent and Medium

  • 16 reprographic copies
  • 9 panels
  • 0.03 l.m. of photographic materials
  • 1 drawing
  • 0.02 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

File documents a student project for a Plan of Town Centre and Development of Community Centre, in Newton Aycliffe, England, United Kingdom. Project was submitted in 1950 as Stirling's undergraduate thesis in his fifth year at the Liverpool School of Architecture. Material in this file was produced between 1948 and probably 1975.

File contains presentation drawings and panels, a publication drawing and a few working drawings. Photographic materials includes views of drawings and of study and presentation models. File also contains a bound thesis.

Reference Number

AP140.S1.SS1.D6

Location

Newton Aycliffe Durham England United Kingdom

Language of material

Document is in English.

Related units of description

  • Slides AP140.S2.SS7.D2.P2 and AP140.S2.SS7.D2.P6 also include information on file AP140.S1.SS1.D6.
  • Photographic materials AP140.S2.SS7.D1.P20 also include information on file AP140.S1.SS1.D6.

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S1.SS1.D6.P1
    • Title: Floor and roof plans, rendered elevations, several sections and exterior perspectives
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 8

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    floor and roof plans, rendered elevations, several sections and two exterior perspectives for Community Centre, also photographs of the original presentation drawings for the Community Centre and of rendered plans showing the flow of "Public circulation" on each floor

    Quantity / Object type:

    9 presentation panel(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation panels

    Technique and media:

    Ink and dry transfer on paper mounted on cardboard, gelatin silver prints mounted on cardboard

    Dimensions:

    panel (smallest): 26 x 51 cm panel (largest): 76 x 51 cm

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0472

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S1.SS1.D6.P2
    • Title: Two landscape studies of Aycliffe Newton
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 19 x 26 cm

    Inscription:

    drawings are signed and inscribed "Aycliffe 27.8.49"

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0856

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S1.SS1.D6.P3
    • Title: Incomplete set of reprographic copies of numbered working drawings
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    incomplete set of reprographic copies of numbered working drawings, showing a foundation and drainage plan, floor plans and sections, details for the structural frame, window, and staircase, as well as a plan and section for a typical bay

    Quantity / Object type:

    10 working drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • working drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 50 x 77 cm sheet (largest): 54 x 77 cm

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0389

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S1.SS1.D6.P5
    • Title: Site plan, elevations and sections for Plan of Town Centre and for Community Centre
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    4 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 25 x 38 cm sheet (largest): 26 x 39 cm

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0389

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S1.SS1.D6.P7
    • Title: Views of presentation drawings and of the publication drawing
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    views of presentation drawings and of the publication drawing, views of a preliminary model for the Community Centre which is otherwise not present in the project documents, views of no longer extant models and presentation drawings for the "Town Centre Lay-out" scheme, one mounted photograph originally bound in the thesis showing the presentation perspective for the community centre

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photographic material(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints, negatives

    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:

      • AP140.S1.SS1.D6.P7.1
      • Photograph of the Plan of Town Centre and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe, England (thesis, Liverpool School of Architecture)
      • Form: photographs
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    • Reference Number: AP140.S1.SS1.D6.P9
    • Title: Views of a model and presentation drawings
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photographic material(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0,01 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - All but one of the photographs are mounted on board.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Legs de la famille Stirling/
    Bequest of the Stirling family

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S1.SS1.D6.P4
    • Title: Entrance and main floor level plans for Community Centre
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 publication drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • publication drawing

    Technique and media:

    Ink on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 26 x 33 cm

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0389

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S1.SS1.D6.P6
    • Title: "Plan of Town Centre and Development of Community Centre for Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham" (thesis, Liverpool School of Architecture)
    • Dates of creation: 1949-1950
    • Form: textual records

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (author)
    • James Frazer Stirling (student)
    • James Frazer Stirling (architect)
    • Liverpool School of Architecture (educational institution)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    bound 88 page thesis includes historical, sociological and physical contexts, the programme for each project, "Town Centre Lay-out" and "Development of the Community Centre", a description and explanation of the design, a bibliography, and a list of buildings visited; content includes typescripts, mounted photographs of presentation drawings and models, reworked reprographic copies of maps, schematic master plans, preliminary schemes, samples for interior colour schemes, photographs of no longer extant models and of presentation drawings for the "Town Centre Lay-out" scheme, loose material consists of an original and a photocopy of half of page 71, and mounted photographs of a preliminary model for the Community Centre and of an unidentified building with its ground floor structure exposed

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    book (closed): 26.2 x 21 x 2.8 cm sheet (irreg.): 14,7 x 18,2 cm sheet: 29,5 x 21 cm

    Physical Description:

    - Several pages have been cut out of the bound thesis, including photographs of presentation drawings and models for the Community Centre. - There are four photographs mounted on both sides of a piece of cardboard which are part of the loose material included with the bound thesis.

    Credit line:

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

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