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Britannia Basin, Manchester, England

Britannia Basin, Manchester, England

Part of

People

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

Title

Britannia Basin, Manchester, England

Dates of creation

1998

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 42 digital files
  • 35 color photographs
  • 15 printouts

Scope and Content

File documents the Foreign Office Architects interest in a competition to design contemporary housing on an urban site in central Manchester, England. The competition was organized by the Royal Institute of British Architects, sponsored by Urban Splash, and won by Glenn Howells Architects.

The Foreign Office Architects refer to this project as both Britannia Basin and the Manchester Housing project in this file. File includes a map and images of the proposed development site, and competition information in the form of questions and answers produced by the Royal Institute of British Architects. File also contains digital material that is currently being processed and is temporarily unavailable for consultation. Material in this file was produced in 1998.

Reference Number

AP171.S1.1998.D5

Location

Manchester Greater Manchester England 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.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270400
    • Title: Photographs and project documentation, Britannia Basin, Manchester
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1998
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (architectural firm)
    • Royal Institute of British Architects (client)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains an annotated map (in 2 pieces) of the proposed competition site depicting three phases of construction; a memo from the RIBA Competitions Office to all competitors which accompanies 2 copies of a stapled document of competition questions and answers; and 35 color photographic snapshots of streetscapes and a construction site. Note that some of the snapshots are taped together to create a panoramic view.


    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 35 photographs
    • 15 printouts

    Dimensions:

    envelope: 23.1 × 32.7 cm

    Inscription:

    inscribed

    Location:

    Manchester Greater Manchester England 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:

    171-083-015

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    • Reference Number: ARCH274664
    • Title: Competition site plans and sections, Britannia Basin, Manchester
    • Dates of creation: circa 1998
    • Form: born digital, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Complete contents of 3.5" floppy disk ARCH272704. This material was received on a floppy disk that was labelled "DXF file of site plan and sections A-A B-B". Prevalent file types: .frk, .dxf, .dat, .dce

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 16 digital files (1.37 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: ARCH274956
    • Title: Drawings, plans, 3D renderings, images of the development site, project documentation, and budget calculations, Britannia Basin, Manchester
    • Dates of creation: circa 1998
    • Form: born digital, textual records, drawings, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Partial contents of DVD ARCH269427. Original directory name: "020 Manchester Housing". Prevalent file types: .dwg, .jpg, .tif

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 42 digital files (76.9 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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