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Penllergaer Business Centre

Penllergaer Business Centre

Part of

People

  • Foreign Office Architects (creator)
  • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

Title

Penllergaer Business Centre

Dates of creation

1993

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 48 printouts
  • 34 slides : col. ; 35mm
  • 22 digital files
  • 4 presentation panels
  • 2 books

Scope and Content

File documents an unsuccessful competition entry by the Foreign Office Architects for the Penllergaer Business Centre, Swansea, Wales. The competition to design a 2,500 square meter business centre, as part of a new business park, was sponsored by the Welsh Development Agency, administered by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), and won by R.T. Lucas Architects and the TEAS Partnership. The file contains plans, presentation drawings and slides. Material in this file was produced circa 1993.

Reference Number

AP171.S1.1993.D4

Location

Swansea Wales United Kingdom

Credit line

Foreign Office Architects fonds
Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

Language of material

Documents are in English.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: ARCH269306
    • Title: Plans created by the Foreign Office Architects for the Penllergaer Business Centre
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1993
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (architectural firm)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of plans created by the Foreign Office Architects for the Penllergaer Business Centre, Swansea, Wales. It includes site plans, aerial views, elevations, sections and floor plans, all of which are numbered, "260693", which is possibly the project number.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings

    Technique and media:

    7 reprographic copies with dry transfer on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 63.3 × 88.2 cm (24 15/16 × 34 3/4 in.) sheets (largest): 89.5 × 65.5 cm (35 1/4 × 25 13/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The material is rolled.

    Location:

    Swansea Wales United Kingdom

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Folder Number:

    171-001-004R

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270367
    • Title: 2 books and several loose pages of presentation material
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1993
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of 2 books and several loose pages of presentation material, including preliminary collages, plans, elevations and sections for the Penllergaer Business Centre, Swansea, Wales.

    Quantity / Object type:

    43 printout(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    30 printouts; 6 collages of printouts taped to paper; 5 printouts on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets (smallest): 30 × 21.2 cm (11 13/16 × 8 3/8 in.) sheets (largest): 42.2 × 30 cm (16 5/8 × 11 13/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The books have clear plastic covers.

    Location:

    Swansea Wales United Kingdom

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Folder Number:

    171-012-002

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272600
    • Title: Slides of the Penllergaer Business Centre, Swansea, Wales
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1993
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Unknown (photographer)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    34 slide(s)

    Technique and media:

    34 slides : col. ; 35mm

    Dimensions:

    cases: 27.8 × 21.5 × 1 cm slides: 5.2 × 5.2 cm

    Physical Description:

    - The slides are in 2 hard-plastic cases.

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

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    • Reference Number: ARCH274934
    • Title: Drawings
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1993
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (creator)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Partial contents of DVD ARCH269427. Consists of drawings for the Penllergaer Business Centre. Original directory name: "000 Swansea". Prevalent file types: .dwg

    Quantity / Object type:

    22 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 22 digital files (7.56 MB)

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

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    • Reference Number: ARCH275646
    • Title: Presentation panels for the Penllergaer Business Centre
    • Dates of creation: 1993
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (architectural firm)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    These 4 black-and-white panels include views, sections, and elevations.

    Quantity / Object type:

    4 presentation panel(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation panels

    Technique and media:

    Pressboard

    Dimensions:

    panels: 84 × 59,5 × 1 cm

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

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