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Urban park competition, Modena, Italy (1970)

Urban park competition, Modena, Italy (1970)

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People

  • Alessandro Poli (archive creator)
  • Alessandro Poli (architect)
  • Roberto Gherardi (designer)
  • Superstudio (architectural firm)

Title

Urban park competition, Modena, Italy (1970)

Dates of creation

1969-1970

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 34 drawings
  • 0.1 l.m. textual material
  • 6 photographs
  • 1 poster

Scope and Content

The project series documents Poli and Roberto Gherardi's work for their thesis project submitted to Professor Savioli at the University of Florence School of Architecture in 1970. Poli notes that he became an official member of Superstudio after he wrote the thesis. Some works are signed Alessandro Poli-Superstudio. The project features a competition design and proposal for an urban park in Modena, Italy. The project has been published as "Park Dedicated to the Restistance" (Lang and Menking, 2003, 170-171). This title also appears on materials in this series. Reference is made to Poli's earlier project, Piper, in some of the documentation. The project was published in the magazine AD (n.6) in June, 1971.

Project contains drawings, sketches, photomontages, project documentation and the thesis text itself.

Source cited: Peter Lang and William Menking, Superstudio: Life Without Objects, Milan: Skira Editore, 2003.

Reference Number

AP148.S1.1970.PR01

Location

Modena Italy

Related units of description

  • Poli's Piper project (AP148.S1.1966.PR01) is mentioned in some of the work.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP148.S1.1970.PR01.001.1
    • Title: Degree thesis text and sketches, Competition for urban park, Modena (Folder 1 of 3)
    • Dates of creation: 1969-1970
    • Form: drawings, textual records, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 22

    People:

    • Alessandro Poli (archive creator)
    • Roberto Gherardi (creator)

    Description:

    Original folder title: Modena tesi, with "immagini film" noted on the inside. Folder contains various sketches and notes, many of which are numbered, as well as the thesis text Poli and Gherardi submitted to Professor Savioli for their degree at the University of Florence in 1970. A draft of the text is also included. Photographs are also included, which appear to be of a model. The original folder, with a piece of wood along the edge, has been retained. Most of the notes and sketches appear to be in Poli's handwriting, except for a few pages which may be in Gherardi's handwriting.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawing

    Extent and Medium:

    • 14 sketches, 1 photograph and other materials.

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 30,5 × 21 cm (12 × 8 1/4 in.)

    Credit line:

    Alessandro Poli fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Alessandro Poli/
    Gift of Alessandro Poli

    Related units of description:

    • Material in this folder was separated for conservation purposes. Other elements found in this folder are AP148.S1.1970.PR01.001.2 and AP148.S1.1970.PR01.001.3.

    Folder Number:

    148-003-001

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    • Reference Number: AP148.S1.1970.PR01.001.2
    • Title: Drawing for thesis project, Competition for urban park, Modena (Folder 2 of 3)
    • Dates of creation: 1970
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Alessandro Poli (archive creator)

    Description:

    Drawing originally folded and included in the thesis folder. Includes notes making reference to Piper project AP148.S1.1966.PR01, 1966.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 sketch

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 100 × 23 cm (39 3/8 × 9 1/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    Alessandro Poli fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Alessandro Poli/
    Gift of Alessandro Poli

    Related units of description:

    • Material in this folder was separated for conservation purposes. Other elements found in this folder are AP148.S1.1970.PR01.001.1 and AP148.S1.1970.PR01.001.3.

    Folder Number:

    148-006-006

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    • Reference Number: AP148.S1.1970.PR01.001.3
    • Title: Original thesis folder, Competition for urban park, Modena (Folder 3 of 3)
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1970
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alessandro Poli (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Credit line:

    Alessandro Poli fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Alessandro Poli/
    Gift of Alessandro Poli

    Related units of description:

    • Material in this folder was separated for conservation purposes. Other elements found in this folder are AP148.S1.1970.PR01.001.1 and AP148.S1.1970.PR01.001.2.

    Folder Number:

    148-009-002

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    • Reference Number: AP148.S1.1970.PR01.002
    • Title: Photographs of project drawings, Competition for urban park, Modena
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1970
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • Alessandro Poli (archive creator)
    • Superstudio (architectural firm)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 photographs

    Credit line:

    Alessandro Poli fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Alessandro Poli/
    Gift of Alessandro Poli

    Folder Number:

    148-004-001

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP148.S1.1970.PR01.003
    • Title: Photographs of design inspirations and sketch, Competition for urban park, Modena
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1970
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Alessandro Poli (archive creator)

    Description:

    Caption reads: "Concorso urbano alla resistenza -- Modena". Poli identifies the photographs as project inspirations in his inventory.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 photographs and 1 sketch.

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 62 × 21 cm (24 7/16 × 8 1/4 in.)

    Credit line:

    Alessandro Poli fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Alessandro Poli/
    Gift of Alessandro Poli

    Folder Number:

    148-006-006

    Objects that have been catalogued:

      • ARCH400089
      • Photographs of design inspirations and sketch for Urban park competition, Modena, Italy
      • Form: photographs
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    • Reference Number: AP148.S1.1970.PR01.004
    • Title: Project drawings including sections and a plan, Competition for urban park, Modena
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1970
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 6

    People:

    • Alessandro Poli (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 100 × 70 cm (39 3/8 × 27 9/16 in.) sheet (largest): 105 × 65 cm (41 5/16 × 25 9/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    Alessandro Poli fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Alessandro Poli/
    Gift of Alessandro Poli

    Folder Number:

    148-001-002

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP148.S1.1970.PR01.005
    • Title: Study and project drawings, Competition for urban park, Modena
    • Dates of creation: 1970
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 4

    People:

    • Alessandro Poli (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 100 × 70 cm (39 3/8 × 27 9/16 in.) sheet (largest): 100 × 72 cm (39 3/8 × 28 3/8 in.)

    Credit line:

    Alessandro Poli fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Alessandro Poli/
    Gift of Alessandro Poli

    Folder Number:

    148-006-007

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP148.S1.1970.PR01.006
    • Title: Photomontage, sketch for a lamp, and a poster from "Quindici" magazine, Competition for urban park, Modena
    • Dates of creation: 1970
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 3

    People:

    • Alessandro Poli (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 70 × 47 cm (27 9/16 × 18 1/2 in.) sheet (largest): 105 × 75 cm (41 5/16 × 29 1/2 in.)

    Credit line:

    Alessandro Poli fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Alessandro Poli/
    Gift of Alessandro Poli

    Related units of description:

    • 1 photomontage, 1 drawing, 1 poster.

    Folder Number:

    148-001-001

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP148.S1.1970.PR01.007
    • Title: Project drawings including planimetry, sections and a plan, Competition for urban park, Modena
    • Dates of creation: 1970
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 6

    People:

    • Alessandro Poli (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 106 × 86 cm (41 3/4 × 33 7/8 in.) sheet (largest): 110 × 100 cm (43 5/16 × 39 3/8 in.)

    Credit line:

    Alessandro Poli fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Alessandro Poli/
    Gift of Alessandro Poli

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP148.S1.1970.PR01.008
    • Title: Master’s thesis, Urban park competition, Modena
    • Dates of creation: circa 1969
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Alessandro Poli (archive creator)

    Description:

    Early example of Poli's storyboard technique, completed at the University of Florence

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 textual document

    Dimensions:

    sheet (folded up): 33,6 × 317,3 cm (13 1/4 × 124 15/16 in.) pamphlet: 34,5 × 24,8 cm (13 9/16 × 9 3/4 in.)

    Credit line:

    Alessandro Poli fonds
    Collection Centre Cana
    dien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Alessandro Poli/
    Gift of Alessandro Poli

    Copyright:

    © CCA

    Folder Number:

    148-004-026

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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