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Phun City

Phun City

Part of

People

  • Cedric Price (creator)
  • Cedric Price (architect)
  • Cedric Price (archive creator)

Title

Phun City

Dates of creation

1970-1971

Level of archival description

File 77

Extent and Medium

  • 18 reprographic copies
  • 1 map
  • 0.03 l.m. of textual records
  • 0.01 l.m. of photographic materials

Scope and Content

File documents the executed project for Phun City, a "temporary city" for an outdoor pop music festival at Ecclesden Commons in Sussex, England. Cedric Price was commissioned to coordinate the design and construction of the site, which was to include a stage, tower, cinema, theatre, administration and medical buildings, movable sleeping structures, public toilets, fencing, crash barriers and access roads. Drawings illustrate the development of the functional relationships among activities, as well as, access to, and circulation within, the concert site. A site plan shows the broader context of Ecclesden Commons; keyed diagrammatic plans locate main activity enclosures, pedestrian and vehicular access routes, proposed parking, emergency routes to and from the site, and wire and chain link barriers and fences. A diagrammatic site plan shows the final layout, including last minute alterations prior to the opening of the concert. A second site plan has been marked up with notes indicating how the spectators appropriated the site during the concert, moving some of the portable buildings and circulating in patterns that were different than those anticipated by Price. The client for Phun City Festival, Mick Farren was involved at the Isle of Wright Festival which was held one month later (Price with Murray 1971, 40). Some material in this file was published in "Cedric Price Supplement No. 2", 'Architectural Design', vol. 41, (January 1971), 40, and 'Cedric Price-Works II' (London: Architectural Press, 1984), 18, 30. Material in this file was produced between 1970 and 1971.

File contains design development drawings, map, photographic materials, and textual records.

Reference Number

AP144.S2.D77

Location

Sussex England United Kingdom

Language of material

Documents are in English.

Related units of description

  • A poster that relates to this file is included in the group DR2004:1158 in the Printed Material series (AP144.S5).

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0248:001-018
    • Title: Poster, diagrams of access routes, regional maps, layout plan, sketch site plans, and site plans
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    18 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink, coloured pencil, adhesive film, adhesive tape, and adhesive label on translucent paper, reprographic copies, and photomechanical print

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 42 x 26 cm sheet (largest): 37.5 x 71.5 cm

    Physical Description:

    - Group includes 2 drawings that are stapled together.

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0248:019:001
    • Title: Clippings, correspondence, publication, sketches, notes, cost estimates, order forms
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    clippings, correspondence, publication, sketches, notes, cost estimates, order forms, poster, meeting notes, office memoranda, specifications, sticker, and photographs

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    folder: 24 x 37.5 x 1 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0248:019:002
    • Title: Clippings, fliers (printed matter) festival program, posters, and publications
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    folder: 24 x 37.5 x 2 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR2004:0299
    • Title: Exterior views of festival
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    folder: 24.5 x 29 x 1 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR2004:1196
    • Title: Ordnance map
    • Form: maps

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 map(s)

    Technique and media:

    Photomechanical print

    Physical Description:

    - Map assigned the following title by Cedric Price's office: "Ordnance Survey Map/Patching - Sussex".

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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