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Florence High-Speed Railway Complex Competition

Florence High-Speed Railway Complex Competition

Part of

People

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

Title

Florence High-Speed Railway Complex Competition

Dates of creation

2001

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 0.06 l.m. textual records

Scope and Content

File documents an unsuccessful entry by the Foreign Office Architects for the competition to design a new railway station for the Treno Alta Velocità (TAV), Florence, Italy. The Foreign Office Architects were shortlisted, and the competition was won by Foster + Partners. Material in this file was produced between 2002 and 2003.

File includes correspondence with competition officials and project specifications.

Reference Number

AP171.S1.2001.D4

Location

Florence Italy

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: ARCH271081
    • Title: Correspondence concerning design development and competition officials and communication with Crossflight Ltd
    • Dates of creation: 2002-2003
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains textual records related to the design competition for a new railway station for the Treno Alta Velocità (TAV), Florence, Italy. It includes correspondence between the offices of the Foreign Office Architects concerning design development, correspondence with competition officials, and communication with Crossflight Ltd regarding an unsettled account.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.02 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. The binder was labelled, "Florence Railway / 044-01 / 2001". This material is group 1 of 3, see records ARCH271083 (2 of 3) and ARCH271084 (3 of 3).

    Location:

    Florence Italy

    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:

    - This material is in English, with some Spanish and Japanese.

    Folder Number:

    171-084-004

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    • Reference Number: ARCH271083
    • Title: Correspondence and copies of plans and design details
    • Dates of creation: between July and August 2002
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains textual records related to the design competition for a new railway station for the Treno Alta Velocità (TAV), Florence, Italy. It includes correspondence and copies of plans and design details that are being discussed in the correspondence.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.02 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. The binder was labelled, "Florence Railway / 044-01 / 2001". This material is group 2 of 3, see records ARCH271081 (1 of 3) and ARCH271084 (3 of 3).

    Location:

    Florence Italy

    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:

    - This material is in English and Japanese.

    Folder Number:

    171-084-005

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    • Reference Number: ARCH271084
    • Title: Correspondence and copies of project specifications
    • Dates of creation: between May and June 2002
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains textual records related to the design competition for a new railway station for the Treno Alta Velocità (TAV), Florence, Italy. It includes correspondence and copies of project specifications.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.02 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. The binder was labelled, "Florence Railway / 044-01 / 2001". This material is group 3 of 3, see records ARCH271081 (1 of 3) and ARCH271083 (2 of 3).

    Location:

    Florence Italy

    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:

    - This material is in Spanish with some Japanese and English.

    Folder Number:

    171-084-006

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273133
    • Title: A study model for the Florence Railway Station
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2001
    • Form: models

    People:

    • Unknown (model maker)
    • Foreign Office Architects (architectural firm)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    The model is rectangular and made of pieces of plastic that have been glued together. It is box-like and transparent from the sides, with a hole in the top through which a net-like structure sinks down inside surrounding box. See presentation model ARCH275679.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 model(s)

    Technique and media:

    Plastic with glue

    Dimensions:

    model: 4.8 × 20.3 × 11 cm (1 7/8 × 8 × 4 5/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The model is made from three different colours of plastic, transparent, white, and silver.

    Inscription:

    uninscribed

    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: ARCH275679
    • Title: A presentation model of the Florence High-Speed Railway Complex
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2001
    • Form: models

    People:

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

    Description:

    This model was received in a wooden crate labelled "Hortus Viaturis".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 model(s)

    Technique and media:

    Plastic with painted wood, metal pins and glue

    Dimensions:

    model: 11 × 40,2 × 167 cm (4 5/16 × 15 13/16 × 65 3/4 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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