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Awards

Awards

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

Title

Awards

Dates of creation

1997-2010

Level of archival description

File 1

Extent and Medium

  • 43 awards

Scope and Content

File documents professional awards and honours received by the Foreign Office Architects. Material in this file was produced between 1997 and 2010.

File includes awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects, Condé Nast, Premis FAD, The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, FX International Interior Design Awards, the Bienal de Arquitectura Española, and Architectural Digest. These awards were received in relation to several projects, including the Yokohama International Ferry Port Terminal, Japan, the John Lewis Department Store & Cineplex, United Kingdom, the Virtual House Project, Berlin, Germany, and the Umraniye Meydan Retail Complex, Turkey. Sub-series includes the Golden Lion award received by the Foreign Office Architects at the 2004 Venice Biennale of Architecture (see record ARCH268925).

Reference Number

AP171.S2.SS5.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 and Spanish.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH268925
    • Title: A Golden Lion award received by the Foreign Office Architects at the 2004 Venice Biennale of Architecture
    • Dates of creation: 2004
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Biennale di Venezia (issuing body)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    A Golden Lion award received by the Foreign Office Architects during the 9th International Architecture Exhibition (exhibited 12 September - 7 November) at the 2004 Venice Biennale of Architecture. The award was in the category of Topography, for the Foreign Office Architects' design for the Novartis Underground Car Park & Gate project, Basel, Switzerland, 2003.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 award(s)

    Technique and media:

    Metal and glass

    Dimensions:

    box: 36.1 × 17.1 × 10.2 cm (14 3/16 × 6 3/4 × 4 in.) award: 32.9 × 12.3 × 5.2 cm (12 15/16 × 4 13/16 × 2 1/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The award is a gold-plated metal rectangle with the silhouette of a winged lion on the top. The award sits on a rectangular base of clear tempered glass, which also bears a small inscribed gold plaque.

    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: ARCH272578
    • Title: Awards from Premis FAD
    • Dates of creation: 9 October 2008
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    This file contains 6 awards from Premis FAD announcing that the Foreign Office Architects have been declared Finalists in the category of Architecture for two projects in Spain - Viviendas Sociales Carabanchel, Madrid, and the Centro Tecnológica de la Rioja, Logroño.

    Quantity / Object type:

    6 award(s)

    Technique and media:

    6 typescript on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 42.2 × 30.3 cm (16 5/8 × 11 15/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - There are two separate documents in this file; each one has three copies.

    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:

    171-080-001

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272579
    • Title: Awards received by the Foreign Office Architects between 1999 and 2010
    • Dates of creation: 9 October 2008
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    This file contains 19 awards received by the Foreign Office Architects between 1999 and 2010. It includes awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects, Conde Nast Traveller, The East Midlands Development Agency, The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, the FX International Interior Design Awards, and the Bienal de Arquitectura Española.

    Quantity / Object type:

    19 award(s)

    Technique and media:

    19 printouts

    Dimensions:

    folder: 44.7 × 32 cm

    Physical Description:

    - There are two separate documents in this file; each one has three copies.

    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:

    171-080-002

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272919
    • Title: An award presented to the John Lewis Department Store & Cineplex, Leicester, United Kingdom
    • Dates of creation: 2010
    • Form: works of art
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    A metal relief, or plaque, that is a "Special Award for the East Midlands 2010", that was presented to the John Lewis Department Store & Cineplex, Leicester, United Kingdom. The plaque states that the project was designed by the Foreign Office Architects and that the award was sponsored by the East Midlands Development Agency.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 award(s)

    Technique and media:

    Cast metal relief

    Dimensions:

    relief: 19.2 × 24.3 × 0.4 cm (7 9/16 × 9 9/16 × 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

    Language of material:

    - This material is in English.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272961
    • Title: A Civic Trust award presented to the Foreign Office Architects for the John Lewis Department Store & Cineplex, Leicester, United Kingdom
    • Dates of creation: 2010
    • Form: works of art
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    A 2010 Civic Trust Award that recognizes "excellence in the built environment". This award was presented to the Foreign Office Architects for the John Lewis Department Store & Cineplex, Leicester, United Kingdom.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 award(s)

    Technique and media:

    Cast metal relief

    Dimensions:

    relief: 21 × 23 × 3.6 cm (8 1/4 × 9 1/16 × 1 7/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The metal relief is triangular in shape, with three metal feet and accompanying screws, possibly used to mount the relief.

    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.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272972
    • Title: An award for the Virtual House Project, Berlin, Germany, 1997
    • Dates of creation: 1997
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    An award for the Virtual House Project, Berlin, Germany, 1997. It was issued by FSB/ Anyone Corporation, and consists of an unidentified golden artefact encapsulated in a rectangle of clear glass.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 award(s)

    Technique and media:

    Glass

    Dimensions:

    artefact: 12.2 × 16.2 × 5.7 cm (4 13/16 × 6 3/8 × 2 1/4 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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    • Reference Number: ARCH272973
    • Title: A 2008 ArkiPARC award presented to the Foreign Office Architects for the Umraniye Meydan Retail Complex, Istanbul, Turkey
    • Dates of creation: 2008
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    A 2008 ArkiPARC award that was presented to the Foreign Office Architects in the category of Shopping Centre for the Umraniye Meydan Retail Complex, Istanbul, Turkey. It consists of a segment of a tree branch encapsulated in orange glass.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 award(s)

    Technique and media:

    Glass

    Dimensions:

    artefact: 4.4 × 20.5 × 4.3 cm (1 3/4 × 8 1/16 × 1 11/16 in.)

    Inscription:

    inscribed, "M1 Meydan Alışveriş Merkezi / Foreign Office Architects. Gayrimenkul ödülleri AVM: Arki Parc'08".

    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 Turkish.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272974
    • Title: A 2009 Innovation and Design Award from Condé Nast Traveller
    • Dates of creation: 2009
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    A 2009 Innovation and Design Award from Condé Nast Traveller, in Association with Marriott Hotels & Resorts. It was awarded to the Foreign Office Architects in the category of Retail.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 award(s)

    Technique and media:

    Glass

    Dimensions:

    artefact: 13 × 13 × 3.5 cm (5 1/8 × 5 1/8 × 1 3/8 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The award is clear glass, circular in shape, and sits vertically on one flattened end.

    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 Turkish.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272975
    • Title: A 2008 BD Architect of the Year Award received by the Foreign Office Architects
    • Dates of creation: 2008
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    A 2008 BD Architect of the Year Award, presented to the Foreign Office Architects in the category of Retail Architect.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 award(s)

    Technique and media:

    Metal

    Dimensions:

    artefact: 32.2 × 9.7 × 5.1 cm (12 11/16 × 3 13/16 × 2 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - This metal award is in the shape of half a cylinder.

    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.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272976
    • Title: A Japanese-issued award received by the Foreign Office Architects
    • Dates of creation: 31 October 2002
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    A framed wooden relief, possibly an award, that features a carving of the silhouette of a building and white text in Japanese.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 award(s)

    Technique and media:

    Wood

    Dimensions:

    artefact: 29.2 × 23.1 × 2.5 cm (11 1/2 × 9 1/8 × 1 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - This rectangular wooden relief has a hinged support and a black nylon string on the back, so that it can be displayed upright on a flat surface, or mounted on a wall.

    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 Japanese.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273165
    • Title: A 2005 Royal Institute of British Architects Award
    • Dates of creation: 2005
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    A 2005 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Award in the form of a circular metal plaque featuring the RIBA crest.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 award(s)

    Technique and media:

    Metal

    Dimensions:

    artefact: 32.2 × 9.7 × 5.1 cm (12 11/16 × 3 13/16 × 2 in.)

    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

    Language of material:

    - This material is in English.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273173
    • Title: A 2007 Premio AD Arquitecto del Año award
    • Dates of creation: 2007
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    A 2007 Premio AD Arquitecto del Año award that consists of a black cylindrical shape on a flat base. A triangular section of the cylinder has been cut out, revealing the letters A and D on the inside of the cylinder.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 award(s)

    Technique and media:

    Metal

    Dimensions:

    artefact: 20.5 × 18.5 × 18.5 cm (8 1/16 × 7 5/16 × 7 5/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The metal is black and the award is very heavy.

    Inscription:

    inscribed, "2007 Premio AD Arquitecto del Año"

    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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