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Blocke 70 und 89, Kreuzberg, Fränkelufer [Fränkelufer residential complex], Berlin, Germany (1976-1982)

Blocke 70 und 89, Kreuzberg, Fränkelufer [Fränkelufer residential complex], Berlin, Germany (1976-1982)

Part of

People

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

Title

Blocke 70 und 89, Kreuzberg, Fränkelufer [Fränkelufer residential complex], Berlin, Germany (1976-1982)

Dates of creation

1976-1982

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 217 slides
  • 163 drawings (including 134 reprographic copies)
  • 81 photographs
  • 35 35mm negative strips
  • 5 panoramic photomontages
  • 3 contact sheets

Scope and Content

The project series documents the 1979 design entry for Block 70 and 89, also known as the Fränkelufer residential complex. While the records were held in the office’s archives this project was assigned the number 55/70. 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. Six months prior to submitting the design for Block 70 and 89 Siza submitted a design for the Görlitzer Bad swimming pool, which did not win the competition but received a special prize. Siza later submitted proposals to the IBA for Bonjour Tristesse (Block 121), Monument to Gestapo victims Prinz-Albrecht-Palais, Block 11-12 (Kottbusser Damm), and the Kulturforum.

The IBA divided West Berlin into two parts: IBA Neubau ('new building'), led by Josef Paul Kleihues, and IBA Altbau ('old building') led by Hardt-Walherr Hämer. IBA Nuebau's focus was to build new structures while IBA Altbau's was to renovate existing buildings. The competition site for Block 70 and 89 was located on the west side of Kreuzberg, a district on the eastern edge of West Berlin. Although this project was part of the Altbau section, it nonetheless required building new housing complexes, which was generally under the purview of the Neubau section (Mota, "An archaeology of the ordinary" 299). Siza won second prize in the competition for his design of Block 70 and 89. This design proposal is said to have prepared Siza's ideas for his first international built project, Block 121 (Mathur, "The migrant's time").

The project series contains sketches and studies including notes. Several of the project sketches also include sketches of people. Documenting the design proposal are site plans, elevations, interior elevations, and floor plans. Photographs, negatives, contact sheets, and slides depict the project site and surrounding area as well as the model and drawings. Additionally there are panoramic photomontages of the project site. Please note that documentation for this project series is housed with documentation on Block 11-12 in file AP178.S1.1980.PR3.008, in the order it was kept by the office. Documentation for Block 70 and 89 includes an invitation to the competition, recommendations from the IBA advisory council, and other information regarding the competition.

Reference Number

AP178.S1.1979.PR06

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

Portuguese, German

Related units of description

  • Documentation for this project series is housed with documentation for Block 11-12 (see AP178.S1.1980.PR3.008), in the order it was kept by the office. Sketches regarding this project series may also be found among sketches for Block 11-12 as the office often arranged materials for both these projects together. Sketches for Block 70 and 89 are also included among sketchbooks in series AP178.S2 of this fond. Of note are sketchbooks 45-47 and 53.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1979.PR06.001
    • Title: Sketches, Block 70 and 89, Fraenkelufer, Berlin
    • Dates of creation: circa 1979-1982
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Concurso Block 70 und 89.

    The file also includes sketches of Evora, Portugal, and portraits of people.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 11 ink and pencil sketches on paper, 3 pen sketches on envelopes

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 23 x 31 cm|Sheet (smallest): 22 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:

    178-336-02

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1979.PR06.002
    • Title: Elevations, Block 70 and 89, Fraenkelufer, Berlin
    • Dates of creation: circa 1979-1982
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Concurso: Bloco 79 und 89 originais sobre reprolar 13A - 14A - 16A - 18C.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 reprographic copies on translucent paper.

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 64 x 43 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:

    178-269-01

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1979.PR06.003
    • Title: Elevations and plans, Block 70 and 89, Fraenkelufer, Berlin
    • Dates of creation: circa 1979-1982
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Concurso: Block 70 und 89 - Berlin originais.

    This file includes drawings signed by Siza.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 27 ink drawings on translucent paper, 8 reprographic copies on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 61 x 43 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:

    178-269-02

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1979.PR06.004
    • Title: Elevations, Block 70 and 89, Fraenkelufer, Berlin
    • Dates of creation: circa 1979-1982
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Concurso: Block 70 und 89 Berlim originais - de trabalho 13A-14A-16A-18C originais sem assinatura.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 13 ink drawings on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 60 x 43 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:

    178-269-03

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1979.PR06.005
    • Title: Plans and elevations, Block 70 and 89, Fraenkelufer, Berlin
    • Dates of creation: circa 1979-1982
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Concurso Block 70 und 89 - Berlim copias em papel e reprolar incompletos.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 40 reprographic copies on translucent paper and paper

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 62 x 45 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:

    178-269-04

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1979.PR06.006
    • Title: Site plans and elevations, Block 70 and 89, Fraenkelufer, Berlin
    • Dates of creation: circa 1979-1982
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Concurso Block 70-89-Frankelufer copias de trabalho em reprolar.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 34 reprographic copies on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 65 x 44 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:

    178-269-05

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1979.PR06.007.1
    • Title: Studies, elevations, and site plans, Block 70 and 89, Fraenkelufer, Berlin (folder 1 of 2)
    • Dates of creation: circa 1979-1982
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Concurso Block 70 e 89 estudos Arq. Siza - maitrizes e levantamento.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 15 ink and pencil drawings on transluscent paper, 3 reprographic copies on paper

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 79 x 54 cm|Sheet (smallest): 42 x 30 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 this file is housed in folder AP178.S1.1979.PR6.007.2

    Folder Number:

    178-266-02

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1979.PR06.007.2
    • Title: Studies, elevations, and site plans, Block 70 and 89, Fraenkelufer, Berlin (folder 2 of 2)
    • Dates of creation: circa 1979-1982
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Concurso Block 70 e 89 estudos Arq. Siza - maitrizes e levantamento

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 reprographic copie on paper

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 150 x 84 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 this file is housed in folder AP178.S1.1979.PR6.007.1

    Folder Number:

    178-2016-271 XL

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1979.PR06.008
    • Title: Photographs of project site for Block 70 and 89, Fraenkelufer, Berlin
    • Dates of creation: circa 1979-1982
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Concurso: Kreuzberg Frankelufer - Blocke 70 und 89 - Berlim 2 premio.

    Siza's office numbered photographic materials in this file KF001-012.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 12 photographs

    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:

    178-325-06

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1979.PR06.009
    • Title: Photographs, negatives, and contact sheet of project site for Block 70 and 89, Berlin
    • Dates of creation: circa 1979
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Concurso: Kreuzberg - Blocke 70 und 89 - Berlim [rolo 1].

    Siza's office numbered photographic materials in this file KF 013-015, KF 017-018, KF 020-023, KF 025-026, KF 039-048.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 41 photographs, 18 35mm negative strips, 2 panoramic photomontages, 1 contact sheet

    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:

    178-325-07

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1979.PR06.010
    • Title: Photographs, negatives, and contact sheet of project site for Block 70 and 89, Fraenkelufer, Berlin
    • Dates of creation: circa 1979-1982
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Concurso: Kreuzberg Frankelufer - Blocke 70 und 89-Berlim [rolo 2].

    Siza's office numbered photographic materials in this file KF 028-033 and KF 049-055.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 24 photographs,15 35mm negative strips, 3 panoramic photomontages, 1 contact sheet

    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:

    178-325-08

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1979.PR06.011
    • Title: Photographs, negatives, and contact sheet of model and photograph of sketch for Block 70 and 89, Fraenkelufer, Berlin
    • Dates of creation: circa 1979-1982
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Concurso - Kreuzberg Frankelufer - Block 70 und 89 - Berlim 1) Maquete - concurso 2) foto-esquiço.

    Siza's office numbered photographic materials in this file KF 056-061.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 photographs, 2 35mm negative strips, 1 contact sheet

    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:

    178-325-09

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1979.PR06.012
    • Title: Slides of competition site, model, and drawings for Block 70 and 89, Fraenkelufer, Berlin
    • Dates of creation: circa 1976-1979
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Blocke 70 und 89 - Kreuzberg Frankelufer [Concurso], Berlin, Ale.

    Siza's office numbered slides in this file KF 035-038, KF 062-100.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 217 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:

    178-328-01

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