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Taichung City New Civic Center

Taichung City New Civic Center

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People

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

Title

Taichung City New Civic Center

Dates of creation

1995

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 39 reprographic copies
  • 23 digital files
  • 21 slides : col. ; 35mm
  • 8 black ink with dry transfer on tracing paper
  • 7 printouts
  • 0.02 cm textual records

Scope and Content

File documents the Foreign Office Architects’ participation in an international design competition for the new municipal center for the City of Taichung, Taiwan. The file contains competition documentation, correspondence with competition organizers, research material and visitor’s guides for the City of Taichung, design development drawings, computer-generated renderings, and slides. Material in this file was produced between 1992 and 1995.

Reference Number

AP171.S1.1995.D2

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: ARCH270384
    • Title: Materials collected and produced for the New Taichung City Civic Center international competition
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1995
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains materials collected and produced by the Foreign Office Architects for the New Taichung City Civic Center international competition, Taiwan. It includes:

    - 11 pages of tables of various statistics on Taichung City and the country of Taiwan;

    - 4 sheets of loose sketches and notes;

    - A visitor's guide to Taiwan (48 pages), a pamphlet about Taichung City, and a tourist map of Taipei;

    - A book titled, "The Six-Year National Development Plan of the Republic of China", 44 pages, dated April 1992;

    - A folder containing an Appendix for the New Taichung City Civic Center international competition that contains notes and maps, correspondence wih the competition organizers, and the final results of the competition, June 1995.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    folder: 24.5 × 37.5 × 0.02 cm

    Document Type:

    • map
    • brochures
    • pamphlet

    Physical Description:

    - This material was originally in a brown paper envelope labelled, "Taiwan", that was discarded for conservation purposes.

    Location:

    Taiwan China

    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:

    171-083-005

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270386
    • Title: Design development drawings, computer-generated axonometric drawings and floor plans
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1995
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of design development drawings, computer-generated axonometric drawings and floor plans for the New Taichung City Civic Center, Taiwan.

    Quantity / Object type:

    54 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    46 printouts; 8 black ink with dry transfer on tracing paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets (smallest): 19 × 21.2 cm (7 1/2 × 8 3/8 in.) sheets (largest): 42.3 × 30 cm (16 5/8 × 11 13/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - One of the computer-aided sketches consists of 6 sheets taped together and is 30 x 31.3 cm folded (30 x 122 cm unfolded). - One of the reprographic copies is a site plan that is 38.5 x 21.5 cm folded (76 x 83.5 cm unfolded).

    Location:

    Taiwan China

    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:

    171-013-008

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272623
    • Title: 21 slides related to the New Civic Center International Competition, Taichung City, Taiwan.
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1992
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    21 slide(s)

    Technique and media:

    21 slides : col. ; 35mm

    Dimensions:

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

    Physical Description:

    - The slides are in a hard-plastic case.

    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: ARCH274935
    • Title: Drawings
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1995
    • 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 and two images of 3D renderings for the Taichung City New Civic Center. Original directory name: "000 Taiwan". Prevalent file types: .dwg, .jpg

    Quantity / Object type:

    23 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 23 digital files, 2 folders (9.17 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: ARCH275395
    • 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 bound competition programme titled, "Taichung City New Civic Center International Call for Designs". It includes an introduction to the city, the area and project, as well as competition specifications.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 book(s)

    Dimensions:

    book: 26 × 27 × 3 cm (10 1/4 × 10 5/8 × 1 3/16 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:

    171-230-007

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    • Reference Number: ARCH275994
    • Title: Views of the exterior of the design
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1995
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Partial contents of CD-R ARCH269588. This group contains two images of preliminary renderings (views of the exterior of the design) for the Taichung City New Civic Center. Original directory name: "TAIWAN". Prevalent file types: .jpg

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 digital files (3.61 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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