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Plaza de Agustin Lara

Plaza de Agustin Lara

Part of

People

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

Title

Plaza de Agustin Lara

Dates of creation

1992

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 60 slides
  • 26 printouts
  • 20 drawings
  • 18 gelatin silver prints
  • 11 black-and-white negatives (35mm)
  • 5 transparencies
  • 1 book

Scope and Content

File documents an unsuccessful competition entry by the Foreign Office Architects for the conversion of Plaza de Agustin Lara, Madrid, Spain into a cultural institution that included open plazas, galleries and exhibition spaces. The file contains printouts of images of the plaza pre-construction, plans, presentation drawings, and photographs of an architectural model. The file also contains a diploma certifying that Farshid Moussavi received an honourable mention in the competition. Material in this file was produced in 1992.

Reference Number

AP171.S1.1992.D3

Location

Madrid Spain

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.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH269508
    • Title: Transparencies of plans created by the Foreign Office Architects for the Plaza de Agustin Lara
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1992
    • Form: drawings, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of transparencies of plans created by the Foreign Office Architects for the Plaza de Agustin Lara, Madrid, Spain. It includes site plans, elevations, sections, axonometric drawings, photographs of a model, and presentation text.

    - Note: These transparencies were made from the drawings found in roll number ARCH269509.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    5 transparencies

    Dimensions:

    sheets (smallest): 45.7 × 35.5 cm (18 × 14 in.) sheets (largest): 59 × 43 cm (23 1/4 × 16 15/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The transparencies are rolled.

    Location:

    Madrid Spain

    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:

    - The material is in Spanish.

    Folder Number:

    171-002-004R

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    • Reference Number: ARCH269509
    • Title: Elevations, axonometric drawings, details, floor plans, a site plan and a section
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1992
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of 7 elevations, 6 axonometric drawings, 5 details, 2 floor plans, a site plan and a section by the Foreign Office Architects for the Plaza de Agustin Lara, Madrid, Spain;

    - Note: These drawings were used to create the transparencies found in roll number ARCH269508.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawing (proposal)

    Technique and media:

    20 black ink and dry transfer on translucent paper; 1 printout

    Dimensions:

    sheets (smallest): 17.4 × 36.6 cm (6 7/8 × 14 7/16 in.) sheets (largest): 63.5 × 90.5 cm (25 × 35 5/8 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The drawings are rolled.

    Location:

    Madrid Spain

    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:

    171-002-001R

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270371
    • Title: Material related to the Plaza de Agustin Lara architectural competition
    • Dates of creation: 1992
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of material related to the Plaza de Agustin Lara architectural competition, Madrid, Spain:

    - A bound volume of presentation material, including photographs of models, design renderings and text;

    - Printouts of images of the inside of the Plaza pre-construction;

    - An official diploma certifying that Farshid Moussavi recieved an honourable mention in the competition, dated January 1992.

    Quantity / Object type:

    26 printout(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    23 printouts; 2 printouts on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets (smallest): 30 × 21.3 cm (11 13/16 × 8 3/8 in.) sheets (largest): 42.2 × 30 cm (16 5/8 × 11 13/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - 12 of the loose reprographic copies are in individual plastic slipcases.

    Location:

    Madrid Spain

    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:

    171-011-001

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270372
    • Title: Photographs of a model for the Plaza de Agustin Lara architectural competition, Madrid, Spain
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1992
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This envelope contains black and white photographic negatives and prints of an architectural model for the Plaza de Agustin Lara architectural competition, Madrid, Spain.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 envelope(s)

    Technique and media:

    11 negatives (b&w ; 35mm); 16 gelatin silver prints; 2 photographic contact sheets

    Dimensions:

    envelope: 26.5 × 36.6 × 0.5 cm

    Physical Description:

    - This material is in a cardboard envelope from a Capi-Lux Vak store.

    Location:

    Madrid Spain

    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: ARCH272616
    • Title: Slides related to the Plaza de Agustin Lara competition, Madrid, Spain
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1992
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    24 slide(s)

    Technique and media:

    24 slides : b&w ; 35mm

    Dimensions:

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

    Physical Description:

    - The slides are in a 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: ARCH272670
    • Title: Slides that were collected by the offices of the Foreign Office Architects
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    This group contains 36 slides that were collected by the offices of the Foreign Office Architects. They are images of an unidentified city, church, plaza, and an historical stone architectural structures, possibly the Plaza de Agustin Lara, Madrid, Spain.

    Quantity / Object type:

    36 slide(s)

    Technique and media:

    36 slides : col. ; 35mm

    Dimensions:

    slides: 5.2 × 5.2 cm case: 5.5 × 10.7 × 4 cm

    Physical Description:

    - The rectangular plastic case housing the slides is red, with a white lid.

    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: ARCH274646
    • Title: Drawings
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1991
    • 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. Contains five preliminary drawing files for the Plaza de Agustin Lara. They are labelled CHURCH, DECK, PARK, URB, and VOLS, and include wireframe models of the plaza and park. Original directory name: "000 Corrala". Prevalent file types: .dwg

    Quantity / Object type:

    5 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 digital files (9.2 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: ARCH275396
    • Title: A book of competition documentation
    • Dates of creation: 1992
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (architectural firm)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    A book titled, "Concurso de Arquitectura: Plaza de Agustin Lara" produced by Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Madrid. It contains a set of drawings, plans and images of models for every competition entry, including one for "FLOW", the entry by Alejandro Zaera, Farshid Moussavi, Marck Schendel, and collaborator Tom Tullock (p.55). The book is accompanied by a letter to Farshid Moussavi indicating that they have received an honourable mention for the design, dated 25 March 1992.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 book(s)

    Dimensions:

    book: 30 × 24,5 × 4 cm (11 13/16 × 9 5/8 × 1 9/16 in.)

    Location:

    Rotterdam Netherlands

    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:

    171-230-008

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