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D38 Zona Franca Office Complex

D38 Zona Franca Office Complex

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People

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

Title

D38 Zona Franca Office Complex

Dates of creation

2002

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 121 printouts
  • 1 portfolio of plans
  • 1 book
  • 0.06 l.m. textual records

Scope and Content

File documents an executed project by the Foreign Office Architects for the Zona Franca Office Complex, Barcelona, Spain. The project was part of a master plan by Arata Isozaki, produced in collaboration with the Foreign Office Architects for the client Cincoenrama s.l. / Habitat. The design included an office-­park of 70,000m2, a 30,000m2 parking lot, and 20,000m2 of exterior landscaping. The project was completed in 2009 with a budget of 110 million EUR. Material in this file was produced between 2000 and 2004.

File includes project documentation, drawings, and presentation material. File also contains digital material that is currently being processed and is temporarily unavailable for consultation.

Reference Number

AP171.S1.2002.D2

Location

Barcelona 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: ARCH270421
    • Title: Zona Franca: Office Complex D38, Barcelona, Spain
    • Dates of creation: between May and August 2004
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of technical drawings made by independant contractors, for the Foreign Office Architects, for the construction of Zona Franca: Office Complex D38, Barcelona, Spain, including:

    - 6 vertical and horizontal sections of the facade by Permasteelisa Architectural Components, 17 May 2004;

    - 8 curtainwall details by Cupples International, between July and August 2004;

    - 2 details of construction components by Schuco International KG, n.d.

    Quantity / Object type:

    16 printout(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • technical drawings

    Technique and media:

    16 printouts, some with graphite sketches

    Dimensions:

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

    Inscription:

    annotated

    Location:

    Barcelona 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 technical drawings are in Spanish.

    Folder Number:

    171-019-001

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270422
    • Title: A book of reduced drawings for the Zona Franca Office Complex D38, Barcelona, Spain
    • Dates of creation: between February and March 2005
    • Form: books
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This book conists of reduced sets of plans and details for Zona Franca: Office Complex D38, Barcelona, Spain. It is divided into three seperate sections, including:

    - "Zona Franca Distrito-38: Planos proyecto basico", 1 February 2005, 43 sheets;

    - "Zona Franca Distrito-38: Proyecto especifico contra incendios aparcamiento y locales comerciales", 4 March 2005, 36 sheets;

    - "Zona Franca Distrito-38: Proyecto especifico contra incendios Bloque II", 4 March 2005, 26 sheets.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 book(s)

    Technique and media:

    Volume of printouts (105 sheets)

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 30 × 44 × 2 cm (11 13/16 × 17 5/16 × 13/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The book has sprial bindings, it is divided into three sections by heavy, black carboard dividers, and it has a clear plastic protective cover.

    Inscription:

    uninscribed

    Location:

    Barcelona 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 plans and details in this volume are in Spanish.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270423
    • Title: A book of reduced plans and details for Zona Franca: Office Complex D38, Barcelona, Spain
    • Dates of creation: July 2004
    • Form: books
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This book consists of reduced sets of plans and details for Zona Franca: Office Complex D38, Barcelona, Spain. It is divided into two seperate sections, including:

    - "Zona Franca Distrito-38: Proyecto ejecutivo", 28 July 2004;

    - "Estructura D-38", 30 July 2004.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 book(s)

    Technique and media:

    Volume of printouts

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 30 × 42.5 × 2.6 cm (11 13/16 × 16 3/4 × 1 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The book is bound with metal screws and has a clear plastic cover.

    Inscription:

    uninscribed

    Location:

    Barcelona 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 plans and details are in Spanish.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH271389
    • Title: Material related to the D38 Zona Franca Office Complex, Barcelona, Spain
    • Dates of creation: 2002-2004
    • Form: textual records, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (architectural firm)
    • Arata Isozaki & Associates (architectural firm)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains material related to the D38 Zona Franca Office Complex, Barcelona, Spain. It includes large folded copies of site plans by Marta Torres Torres Arquitecto, correpondence, printouts of preliminary structural drawings, and a copy of a document titled, "D 38: Asesoria instalaciones - Resumen Comunicados".

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. This material is group 1 of 3, see records ARCH271390 (group 2 of 3) and ARCH271391 (group 3 of 3).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 printout(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.02 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. It was labelled, "Zona Franca Offices / 045-01 / 2002".

    Location:

    Barcelona 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:

    171-096-012

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    • Reference Number: ARCH271390
    • Title: Material related to the D38 Zona Franca Office Complex, Barcelona, Spain
    • Dates of creation: 2002-2003
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains material related to the D38 Zona Franca Office Complex, Barcelona, Spain. It includes printouts of emails, faxes, meeting minutes, and photocopies of various site-specific maps and site plans.

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. This material is group 2 of 3, see records ARCH271389 (group 1 of 3) and ARCH271391 (group 3 of 3). Also see record ARCH271392 (a CD-R removed from the file).

    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. It was labelled, "Zona Franca Offices / 045-01 / 2002".

    Location:

    Barcelona 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:

    171-096-013

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    • Reference Number: ARCH271391
    • Title: Material related to the D38 Zona Franca Office Complex, Barcelona, Spain
    • Dates of creation: 2000-2002
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains material related to the D38 Zona Franca Office Complex, Barcelona, Spain. It includes copies of faxes, many of which are accompanied by notes and preliminary plans, and printouts of preliminary computer-generated design renderings.

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. This material is group 3 of 3, see records ARCH271389 (group 1 of 3) and ARCH271390 (group 2 of 3).

    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. It was labelled, "Zona Franca Offices / 045-01 / 2002".

    Location:

    Barcelona 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:

    171-096-014

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272138
    • Title: Plans by the Foreign Office Architects for the D38 Cincoenrama
    • Dates of creation: 23 February 2004
    • Form: textual records, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This portfolio contains plans by the Foreign Office Architects for the D38 Cincoenrama, S.L. / Nueva Feria Centro de Negocios, S.L., Barcelona, Spain, and a book titled "Memoria Complejo de Oficinas D-38: Proyecto Basico Bloque 2 + Plinto". The plans include floor plans, site plans, elevations, sections, and details.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 portfolio(s)

    Dimensions:

    portfolio: 25 × 34 × 7.5 cm

    Physical Description:

    - The portfolio is made of black cardboard. The plans in the portfolio are folded.

    Location:

    Barcelona 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.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273019
    • Title: Pieces of study models
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    This group contains 6 square-shaped artefacts that have been carved out of Styrofoam.

    Quantity / Object type:

    6 artefact(s)

    Technique and media:

    Styrofoam with glue

    Dimensions:

    models (irreg.): 10 × 11 × 9 cm (3 15/16 × 4 5/16 × 3 9/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The Styrofoam is white.

    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: ARCH274990
    • Title: Project documentation and plans
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2002
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Partial contents of DVD ARCH269433, originally labelled "FOA-DVD-64. foreign office architects ltd. Projects Spain: 045 Zona Franca; 061 Rioja; 069 Carabanchel". Includes project documentation, correspondence, plans, 3D renderings, presentation material and a project memoria for the D38 Zona Franca Office Complex. Original directory name: "045 zona franca". Prevalent file types: .jpg, .pdf, .psd, .dwg, .tif, .doc, .xls

    Quantity / Object type:

    1291 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1291 digital files, 124 folders (1.3 GB)

    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: ARCH275168
    • Title: Plans and a project memoria
    • Dates of creation: 2004
    • 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 ARCH270667. Includes plans, 3D renderings, area calculations, and a project memoria for the D38 Zona Franca Office Complex. Original directory name: "00-FOA-ENTREGA BASICO D-38". Prevalent file types: .dwg, .tmp, .jpg, .xls

    Quantity / Object type:

    82 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 82 digital files, 31 folders (127 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

    Language of material:

    This material is in Spanish.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH275219
    • Title: Multimedia files
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2002
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Partial contents of DVD ARCH270715. Consists of multimedia files and one drawing for the D38 Zona Franca Office Complex. Prevalent file types: .dwz, .ifo, .vob, .bup

    Quantity / Object type:

    8 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 8 digital files, 2 folders (2.2 GB)

    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: ARCH275433
    • Title: Drawings and a draft of a project memoria
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2002
    • 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 ARCH272872. Group includes images of 3D renderings and drawings, and a draft of a project memoria for the D38 Zona Franca Office Complex. Original directory name: "FOA-BCN: bcn zona". Prevalent file types: .jpg, .doc, .tif

    Quantity / Object type:

    10 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 10 digital files (15.1 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: ARCH276381
    • Title: Presentation video
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2002
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Partial contents of DVD ARCH270715. This group contains multimedia files that support a video presentation produced by the FOA for the D38 Zona Franca Office Complex. The video is 7 min., 51 sec. long, and is titled "D38 - A space where sensations take form". Prevalent file types: .vob, .ifo, .dwz

    Quantity / Object type:

    12 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 12 digital files, 3 folders (2.2 GB)

    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: ARCH272985
    • Title: A piece of a study model
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: models

    People:

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

    Description:

    This fragment is an abstract shape that has been made from gluing several rectangular pieces of Styrofoam together. It is possibly related to the design of the D38 Zona Franca Office Complex.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 model(s)

    Technique and media:

    Styrofoam and foamcore board with glue

    Dimensions:

    model: 7 × 22.7 × 15.5 cm (2 3/4 × 8 15/16 × 6 1/8 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The Styrofoam is white.

    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: ARCH273179
    • Title: A preliminary model for the D38 Zona Franca Office Complex
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2002
    • Form: models

    People:

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

    Description:

    This preliminary model consists of six abstract rectangular shapes carved out of Styrofoam and glued to a flat base. This model is accompanied by a small abstract Styrofoam artefact.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 model(s)

    Technique and media:

    Styrofoam with glue

    Dimensions:

    model: 10.8 × 52 × 27.4 cm (4 1/4 × 20 1/2 × 10 13/16 in.) artefact: 3.6 × 14 × 9.5 cm (1 7/16 × 5 1/2 × 3 3/4 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The model is made of white Styrofoam.

    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: ARCH275671
    • Title: A presentation model of the D38 Zona Franca Office Complex
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2002
    • Form: models

    People:

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

    Description:

    The model is in a Plexiglas (TM) case and has an electical cord.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 model(s)

    Technique and media:

    Wooden base with plastic, metal, wire mesh and glue

    Dimensions:

    model: 27,3 × 51,3 × 25,8 cm (10 3/4 × 20 3/16 × 10 3/16 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: ARCH275682
    • Title: A presentation model of the D38 Zona Franca Office Complex within a larger masterplan
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2002
    • Form: models

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 model(s)

    Technique and media:

    Wood and plastic with metal pins and glue

    Dimensions:

    model: 22 × 135,5 × 69 cm (8 11/16 × 53 3/8 × 27 3/16 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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