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Damascus National Museum International Competition

Damascus National Museum International Competition

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People

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

Title

Damascus National Museum International Competition

Dates of creation

2011

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 1 model

Scope and Content

File documents what is believed to ne a competition entry by the Foreign Office Architects for the Damascus National Museum International Competition, Syria.

File contains one presentation model that depicts Umayyad Square, the surrounding traffic circle and prominent existing buildings for reference, and places the Foreign Office Architects' museum design, a wooden oval structure, between streets Fayez Mansour and Basel Al-Assad.

Reference Number

AP171.S1.2011.D1

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: ARCH273209
    • Title: An architectural model for the Damascus National Museum international competition, Syria
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2011
    • Form: models

    People:

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

    Description:

    This presentation model represents a design by the Foreign Office Architects for a new National Museum in Damascus, Syria. It depicts Umayyad Square, the surrounding traffic circle and prominent existing buildings for reference, and places the Foreign Office Architects' wooden oval structure between streets Fayez Mansour and Basel Al-Assad. The model is primarily white, with parks and trees indicated with the colour green, waterways with blue, and the proposed design itself is the colour of the natural wood with which it was made.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 model(s)

    Technique and media:

    Plastic, foam, carboard, and wood with glue

    Dimensions:

    model: 9 × 120 × 120 cm (3 9/16 × 47 1/4 × 47 1/4 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The model is housed in a large wooden crate.

    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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