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Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

Part of

People

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

Title

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

Dates of creation

2006

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 24 drawings
  • 11 books
  • 0.07 l.m. printouts
  • 0.01 l.m. textual records

Scope and Content

File documents an executed project for the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Cleveland, Ohio. The museum was designed with a total area of 3000m2, and had a budget of 12 million USD. Material in this file was produced between 2006 and 2009.

File includes reference material, computer-generated design renderings, plans, presentation material, and brochures highlighting the completed design.

Reference Number

AP171.S1.2006.D15

Location

Cleveland Ohio United States

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.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: ARCH269351
    • Title: Materials collected by the Foreign Office Architects in relation to the Museum of Contemporary Art
    • Dates of creation: 2007-2009
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    This group consists of materials collected by the Foreign Office Architects in relation to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Cleveland, Ohio. It includes:

    - A report on MOCA sustainable design guidelines, n.d.;

    - A 3-page program brief, 19 April 2007;

    - An 8-page presentation document titled, "Submission for Preliminary Pricing", by the Foreign Office Architects, 8 May 2007;

    - A pre-schematic design estimate, 11 September 2009;

    - Various printouts of source material, including several images of dome-shaped structures.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - This material was removed from an unlabelled ring binder for conservation purposes; some of the material is hole-punched.

    Location:

    Cleveland Ohio United States

    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:

    171-108-013

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270437
    • Title: Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2006
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of 24 preliminary sketches for the design of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio. It includes sketches of the both the exterior form of the building and of different concepts for floor plans.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • preliminary drawing

    Technique and media:

    24 black ink on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets (smallest): 30.2 × 34.3 cm (11 7/8 × 13 1/2 in.) sheets (largest): 30.2 × 53.3 cm (11 7/8 × 21 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The drawings are rolled.

    Location:

    Ohio United States

    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:

    171-008-002R

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270506
    • Title: Presentation material by the Foreign Office Architects for the Museum of Contemporary Art
    • Dates of creation: 2006-2007
    • Form: books
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of presentation material by the Foreign Office Architects for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio. It includes:

    - 8 books titled, "MOCA Cleveland Pre-Schematic Design", created by the Foreign Office Architects, dated 11 December 2006 to 6 August 2007;

    - A book titled, "MOCA Cleveland Pre-Schematic Design Report", created by Adams Kara Taylor, February 2007;

    - 2 bound sets of various computer-generated design renderings, bound with metal clips;

    - 9 loose printouts of various computer-generated design renderings and source imagery.

    Quantity / Object type:

    11 book(s)

    Dimensions:

    books: 29.9 × 42.2 × 1.5 cm (11 3/4 × 16 5/8 × 9/16 in.)

    Location:

    Ohio United States

    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: ARCH270507
    • Title: Printouts of computer-generated design renderings and preliminary plans
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2006
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of printouts of computer-generated design renderings and preliminary plans by the Foreign Office Architects for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio. The printouts are 29.9 × 42.2 cm, and hand-labelled, "MOCA Plaza Studies".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 printout(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.07 l.m.

    Inscription:

    inscribed, handwritten notes on pink post-it notes

    Location:

    Ohio United States

    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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