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Downsview Park, Toronto, Ontario

Downsview Park, Toronto, Ontario

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People

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

Title

Downsview Park, Toronto, Ontario

Dates of creation

2000

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 2087 digital files
  • 182 slides : col. ; 35mm
  • 1 book

Scope and Content

File documents an unsuccessful competition entry by the Foreign Office Architects for the Downsview Park competition, Toronto, Canada. The program brief called for the design of a master plan for a large scale urban park on 130 hectares, the site of a former military base. The Foreign Office Architects submitted a design as part of a team, along with Toronto-based Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects (KPMB), and California-based Peter Walker and Partners Landscape Architects (PW+P). First prize was awarded to OMA, and the park was completed in May 2000. Material in this file was produced in 1999.

File contains images of the site, and digital material that is currently being processed and is temporarily unavailable for consultation.

Reference Number

AP171.S1.2000.D2

Location

Toronto Ontario Canada

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: ARCH272613
    • Title: Slides, Downsview Park, Toronto, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2000
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 slide(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 22 slides

    Dimensions:

    case: 27.8 × 21.5 × 1 cm slides: 5.2 × 5.2 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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    • Reference Number: ARCH272671
    • Title: Research slides, Downsview Park, Toronto, Ontario
    • 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 of a rural landscape, roads, construction inside a large concrete building, and a cityscape that is possibly Toronto, Ontario, Canada. These images are believed to be of the proposed site of the Downsview Park competition, Toronto, Canada.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 slide(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 36 slides

    Dimensions:

    slides: 5.2 × 5.2 cm case: 5.5 × 5.5 × 8.6 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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    • Reference Number: ARCH272673
    • Title: Research slides, Downsview Park, Toronto, Ontario
    • 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 of the interior and exterior of an airport hanger, pieces of historical aircrafts, a warehouse full of boxes, and an interior being decorated with multinational flags. The exact location is unknown, but possibly the development site for the Downsview Park competition, Toronto, Canada, 2000.

    Quantity / Object type:

    36 slide(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 36 slides

    Dimensions:

    slides: 5.2 × 5.2 cm case: 5.5 × 5.5 × 8.6 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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    • Reference Number: ARCH274961
    • Title: Drawings, images of 3D renderings, plans, presentation material, correspondence, and a design statement, Downsview Park, Toronto, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: circa 2000
    • Form: drawings, textual records, born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Partial contents of DVD ARCH269428. Original directory name: "025 Downview Park". Prevalent file types: .dwg, .dxf, .htm, .qxd, .tif, .eps

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2087 digital files (868 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: ARCH275172
    • Title: A satellite image of Downsview Airport, Downsview Park, Toronto, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2000
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Complete contents of CD-R ARCH270671. A black-and-white satellite image of Downsview Airport, Toronto, Ontario. Original file name: "DOWNSV~1.TIF".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 digital file (31 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: ARCH275368
    • Title: An Expression of Interest, Downsview Park, Toronto, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 20 October 1999
    • Form: books
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    A book produced by the foreign office architects, kuwabara payne mckenna blumberg architects, and peter walker and partners landscape architects, containing firm profiles, and a project team statement concerning their approach to park design.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 book(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 book

    Dimensions:

    book: 30 × 22 × 2 cm (11 13/16 × 8 11/16 × 13/16 in.)

    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: ARCH275886
    • Title: Base plan, Downsview Park, Toronto, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2000
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Complete contents of CD-R ARCH274820. Original file name: "BASE3D.DWG". A base plan with 3D contours for the Downsview Park International Design Competition.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 digital file (15 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: ARCH275887
    • Title: Competition files, Downsview Park, Toronto, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2000
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Complete contents of CD-R ARCH274821. Group consists of files for competitors for the Downsview Park International Design Competition. It includes drawings of the site and buildings, images of maps, images of the site, and drawng and image indexes. Prevalent file types: .dwg, .dxf, .jpg, .html

    Quantity / Object type:

    1921 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1921 digital files, 199 folders (547 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: ARCH275900
    • Title: PowerPoint presentation, Downsview Park, Toronto, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2000
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Partial contents of DVD ARCH269405, originally labelled "FOA-DVD-02. foreign office architects ltd. animations & presentations; movies: Virtual House, Yokohama, Hutchison, Bioplex, Tenerife, Gwangju. All lectures & projects in PowerPoint 2000 - 7/2002". Original directory name: "POWERP~1 \ PROJECTS \ DOWNSV~1.PPT". A PowerPoint presentation for the Downsview Park International Design Competition.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 digital file (15.2 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: ARCH276303
    • Title: Site images, Downsview Park, Toronto, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: May 2000
    • 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 ARCH272848. This group contains images of the site, taken in the winter, of the Downsview Park International Design Competition. They include images of fields and of the interior of hangar-like buildings. Original directory name: "downsview". Prevalent file types: .jpg

    Quantity / Object type:

    27 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 27 digital files (14 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: ARCH276308
    • Title: Reference imagery, site plans, and system and topography diagrams, Downsview Park, Toronto, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: circa 2000
    • Form: born digital, drawings, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Partial contents of CD-R ARCH272848. Original directory name: "Toronto backup". Prevalent file types: .jpg, .dwg, .fmz, .tif, .psd

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 99 digital files (115 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: ARCH276314
    • Title: Renderings, Downsview Park, Toronto, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2001
    • 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 ARCH274765. This group contains presentation renderings and planning documentation for sports-related circuit tracks for the Downsview Park International Design Competition. Prevalent file types: .tif, .dwg, .doc

    Quantity / Object type:

    29 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 29 digital files, 15 folders (41.5 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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