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Piscina de "Görlitzer Bad" Kreuzberg, Berlim Oeste [Görlitzer Bad swimming pool], Berlin, Germany (1978-1979)

Piscina de "Görlitzer Bad" Kreuzberg, Berlim Oeste [Görlitzer Bad swimming pool], Berlin, Germany (1978-1979)

Part of

People

  • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)
  • Alvaro Siza (architect)

Title

Piscina de "Görlitzer Bad" Kreuzberg, Berlim Oeste [Görlitzer Bad swimming pool], Berlin, Germany (1978-1979)

Dates of creation

1978-1979

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 66 drawings (including 39 reprographic copies)
  • 5 photographs
  • 4 contact sheets
  • 3 35mm negative strips
  • 6 slides
  • 0.03 linear meters of textual documentation

Scope and Content

The project series documents the 1979 design entry for the Görlitzer Bad swimming pool. While the records were held in the office’s archives this project was assigned the number 48/70; in the past the office identified the project as number 159. The office assigned the date 1979 for this project. This project was submitted to the International Architectural Exhibition Berlin competition (International Bauaustellung, IBA, circa 1979-1987), an urban renewal strategy for West Berlin, Germany. Siza would later submit proposals to the IBA for Block 70 and 89 (Fränkelufer residential complex), Block 121 (Bonjour Tristesse), Block 11-12 (Kottbusser Damm), Monument to Gestapo victims Prinz- Albrecht-Palais, and a proposal for the Kulturforum.

The Görlitzer Bad swimming pool was Siza's first international project and first competition. Preceding the IBA competition, Siza attended the 1976 International Design Zentrum (IDZ) symposium in Berlin, "Stadtstruktur-Stadtgestalt". Brigitte Fleck, responsible for national and international architecture competitions for the Senate of Berlin (1971-1985), invited Siza to participate in the IBA competition to design the swimming pool for Kreuzberg. Fleck had heard of Siza’s participation in the IDZ symposium and became interested in Siza’s work with the Servicio Ambulatorio de Apio Lokal (SAAL). By this time Siza’s work with SAAL had been published in the December 1976 and March 1978 publications of the Lotus International Quarterly Architectural Review (numbers 13 and 18). Fleck felt that Siza's work with SAAL would be relevant to the IBA.

In 1979, Siza entered his design for the Görlitzer Bad swimming pool to be built on a vacant area on the east side of Kreuzberg. The design for the pool was strongly opposed by the public because the dome over the main swimming pool was said to resemble a mosque. This area of Kreuzberg was largely populated by Turkish Muslims and there was hostility towards this immigrant community. Although Siza’s entry went through the first round of the IBA competition, it did not win the competition and was only awarded a special prize.

The project series contains sketches and studies, as well as conceptual and design development drawings of elevations, site plans, and floor plans. Documentation for the competition includes site plans for the competition and a strata plan. The photographs, negatives, contact sheets, and slides mostly document the model and drawings for the project.

Reference Number

AP178.S1.1979.PR02

Arrangement

Material in this series was arranged by Álvaro Siza’s office and has been kept in this order.

Location

Berlin Germany

Credit line

When citing the collection as a whole, use the citation: Álvaro Siza fonds, Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture/Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal. When citing specific collection material, please refer to the object’s specific credit line

Language of material

German, Portuguese

Related units of description

  • Sketches related to the swimming pool are included in sketchbooks 29 and 46 also held at the CCA. See series AP178.S2 of the Álvaro Siza fonds for more information on the sketchbooks.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1979.PR02.001
    • Title: Sketches, Görlitzer Bad swimming pool, Berlin
    • Dates of creation: circa 1979
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Piscina/ Gõrlitzer Bad - Berlim.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 pencil and ink sketches on paper, 1 ink sketch on an envelope

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 21 x 30 cm|Sheet (smallest): 20 x 11 cm

    Credit line:

    Álvaro Siza fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don d’Álvaro Siza/
    Gift of Álvaro Siza

    Folder Number:

    178-336-01

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1979.PR02.002
    • Title: Site surveys, Görlitzer Bad swimming pool, Berlin
    • Dates of creation: circa 1979
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Piscina levantamentos contexto.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 reprographic copies on translucent paper and paper

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 100 x 72 cm|Sheet (smallest): 90 x 72 cm

    Credit line:

    Álvaro Siza fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don d’Álvaro Siza/
    Gift of Álvaro Siza

    Folder Number:

    178-264-01

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1979.PR02.003.1
    • Title: Studies, original drawings, and copies of competition drawings, Görlitzer Bad swimming pool, Berlin (folder 1 of 2)
    • Dates of creation: circa 1979
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Piscina de "Gõrlitzer Bad" Berlim - copias concurso - originais - estudos Arq. Siza.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 10 ink and pencil drawings on translucent paper, 1 reprographic copy on paper

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 77 x 53 cm|Sheet (smallest): 31 x 35 cm

    Credit line:

    Álvaro Siza fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don d’Álvaro Siza/
    Gift of Álvaro Siza

    Related units of description:

    • This file is housed in two separate folders. The second portion of material in this file is housed in AP178.S1.1979.PR02.003.2.

    Folder Number:

    178-266-01

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1979.PR02.003.2
    • Title: Studies, original drawings, and copies of competition drawings, Görlitzer Bad swimming pool, Berlin (folder 2 of 2)
    • Dates of creation: circa 1979
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Piscina de "Gõrlitzer Bad" Berlim - copias concurso - originais - estudos Arq. Siza.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 9 reprographic copies on translucent paper, 2 pencil drawings on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 88 x 85 cm|Sheet (smallest): 75 x 68 cm

    Credit line:

    Álvaro Siza fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don d’Álvaro Siza/
    Gift of Álvaro Siza

    Related units of description:

    • This file is housed in two separate folders. The first portion of material in this file is housed in AP178.S1.1979.PR02.003.1.

    Folder Number:

    178-264-02

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1979.PR02.004
    • Title: Site survey, plans, elevations, Görlitzer Bad swimming pool, Berlin
    • Dates of creation: circa 1979
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Piscina de "Gõrlitzer Bad" copias em reprolar levantamentos do terreno matrizes.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 reprographic copies on translucent paper and paper

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest) 93 x 86 cm|Sheet (smallest): 68 x 47 cm

    Credit line:

    Álvaro Siza fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don d’Álvaro Siza/
    Gift of Álvaro Siza

    Folder Number:

    178-264-03

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1979.PR02.005
    • Title: Photographs, contact sheets, and negatives, Görlitzer Bad swimming pool, Berlin
    • Dates of creation: circa 1979
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)
    • Reinhard Friedrich (photographer)

    Description:

    Original file title: Piscina de "Gõrlitzer Bad" Kreuzberg, Berlim Oeste.

    Siza's office numbered photographic materials in this file PGB 002-006. Photograph PGB 002 was taken by Reinhard Friedrich. The office noted that one of the photographs was published in Lotus International Quarterly Architecture Review, number 32.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 photographs, 4 contact sheets, 3 35mm negative strips

    Credit line:

    Álvaro Siza fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don d’Álvaro Siza/
    Gift of Álvaro Siza

    Folder Number:

    178-325-04

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1979.PR02.006
    • Title: Slides of drawings and model for Görlitzer Bad swimming pool, Berlin
    • Dates of creation: 1979
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Piscina de "Gorlitzer Bad" Kreuzberg, Berlim, Ale.

    Siza's office numbered one of the slides in this file PGB 001.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 slides

    Credit line:

    Álvaro Siza fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don d’Álvaro Siza/
    Gift of Álvaro Siza

    Folder Number:

    178-325-05

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1979.PR02.007
    • Title: Competition documentation, notes, sketches, and plans, Görlitzer Bad swimming pool, Berlin
    • Dates of creation: 1978-1979
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Concurso Piscina de Gõrlitzer Bad.

    Some reprographic copies in this feature sketches and annotations.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 20 reprographic copies on paper, 8 drawings, other materials

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 21 x 32 cm|Sheet (smallest) 20 x 30 cm

    Physical Description:

    Includes folded reprographic copies.

    Credit line:

    Álvaro Siza fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don d’Álvaro Siza/
    Gift of Álvaro Siza

    Folder Number:

    178-83-02

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