Edificio de equipamiento, Alcalá de Henares, Spain (2004)
Dates of creation
Level of archival description
Extent and Medium
7 photographic materials
4 graphic materials
3 or 4 models
1 reprographic copy
0,01 l.m. of textual records
Scope and Content
The project series documents the competition entry for the library and botanical garden for the University of Alcalá de Henares, Spain. The firm identified the project as number 180.
As described by the architects, the project “[…] concentrates on building two heads, different from each other, Library and Dining hall, shortening the fronts of the central building which are without interest and evidently expensive to undertake a functional and economic work. The project is therefore converted into a basic restoration of the old hangars and the construction of two new low cost buildings which also can be constructed when necessary or depending on economic availability” (ARCH270975).
Documenting the project are models, conceptual, design development and presentation drawings, textual records and photographic materials.
Contains 6 models of unidentified buildings. However, they were kept with elements of a model for the competition Edificio de equipamiento, Alcalá de Henares and a model of the recycling plant in Valdemingómez, Madrid. They might be elements of those models. Further investigation is required.
Quantity / Object type:
Technique and media:
4 inkjet prints affixed to cardboard, 2 plaster on cardboard
model (smallest): 0,6 × 2 × 1,2 cm (1/4 × 13/16 × 1/2 in.)
model (largest): 3 × 31,8 × 6 cm (1 3/16 × 12 1/2 × 2 3/8 in.)
Abalos & Herreros fonds
Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros