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Block 11 e 12, Kottbusser Damm [11-12 Kottbusser Damm], Berlin, Germany (1979-1981)

Block 11 e 12, Kottbusser Damm [11-12 Kottbusser Damm], Berlin, Germany (1979-1981)

Part of

People

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

Title

Block 11 e 12, Kottbusser Damm [11-12 Kottbusser Damm], Berlin, Germany (1979-1981)

Dates of creation

circa 1979-1981

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 62 drawings (including 41 reprographic copies)
  • 21 slides
  • 11 photographs
  • 6 35mm negative strips
  • 0.03 linear meters of textual documentation

Scope and Content

The project series documents the 1980 design entry for Block 11-12 (Kottbusser Damm). While the records were held in the office’s archives this project was assigned the number 3/80. The office assigned the date 1980 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 had previously submitted three other projects to this competition: the Görtlitzer Bad swimming pool, Block 70 and 89 (Fränkelufer residential complex), and Block 121 (Bonjour Tristesse), which was his first built international project. He would later submit design proposals for two other projects: Monument to Gestapo victims Prinz-Albrecht-Palais and the Kulturforum.

The design proposal for Block 11-12 was for a residential building on Kottbusserstrasse in Kreuzberg. Documenting the design proposal are drawings, photographs, negatives, slides, and textual documentation. Among the drawings are sketches, studies, elevations, floor plans, and site plans. Photographs and negatives depict the project site and surrounding area; additionally there are slides of drawings and the model. Also included is a work contract from the IBA signed by Siza and IBA official Hardt-Waltherr Hämer, as well as several notes and calculations. Note that textual documentation in this project series includes materials on Block 70 and 89, see AP178.S1.1980.PR03.008. Sketches in this project series may also include sketches related to other Berlin projects, such as Block 70 and 89.

Reference Number

AP178.S1.1980.PR03

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, English

Related units of description

  • Sketches for Block 11-12 can also be found in Siza's sketchbooks, series AP178.S2 of this fonds.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1980.PR03.001
    • Title: Sketches, Block 11-12, Kottbusser Damm, Berlin
    • Dates of creation: circa 1980
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Concurso Block 11 e 12 conferir. Includes note from Siza's office : ver 1 esquico com Moldura.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 ink drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 21 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

    Folder Number:

    178-336-03

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1980.PR03.002
    • Title: Sketches, Block 11-12, Kottbusser Damm, Berlin
    • Dates of creation: circa 1980
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Todos de Berlim? Para conferir.

    A note from Siza's office indicates that several projects, specifically regarding Berlin, are represented in these sketches.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 ink and pencil drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 21 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

    Folder Number:

    178-336-11

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1980.PR03.003
    • Title: Original elevations and plans, Block 11-12, Kottbusser Damm, Berlin
    • Dates of creation: circa 1980
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 6

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Concurso: Block 11 e 12 Berlim originais.

    Note from Siza's office indicates that sheet 1 is missing.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 7 ink drawings on transluscent 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:

    178-265-11

    Objects that have been catalogued:

      • ARCH400593
      • Cover page for Block 11 e 12, Kottbusser Damm [11-12 Kottbusser Damm], Berlin, Germany
      • Form: textual records
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      • ARCH400594
      • Elevation and plan of existing Block 11 e 12, Kottbusser Damm [11-12 Kottbusser Damm], Berlin, Germany
      • Form: drawings
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      • ARCH400595
      • Elevation and plan for Block 11 e 12, Kottbusser Damm [11-12 Kottbusser Damm], Berlin, Germany
      • Form: drawings
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      • ARCH400596
      • Elevation for Block 11 e 12, Kottbusser Damm [11-12 Kottbusser Damm], Berlin, Germany
      • Form: drawings
      • Add to folder
      • ARCH400597
      • Ground floor plan for Block 11 e 12, Kottbusser Damm [11-12 Kottbusser Damm], Berlin, Germany
      • Form: drawings
      • Add to folder
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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1980.PR03.004
    • Title: Copies of elevations and plans, Block 11-12, Kottbusser Damm, Berlin
    • Dates of creation: circa 1980
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Concurso Block 11 e 12 Berlim copias em papel.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 8 reprographic copies on 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:

    178-265-12

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1980.PR03.005.1
    • Title: Plans, elevations, and site surveys, Block 11-12, Kottbusser Damm, Berlin (folder 1 of 2)
    • Dates of creation: circa 1980
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Concurso: Block 11 e 12 Berlim matrizes e levantamentos.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 16 reprographic copies on paper, 7 pencil and ink drawings on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 60 x 43 cm|Sheet (smallest): 22 x 20 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 found in folder AP178.S1.1980.PR03.005.2

    Folder Number:

    178-265-13

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1980.PR03.005.2
    • Title: Plans, elevations, and site surveys, Block 11-12, Kottbusser Damm, Berlin (folder 2 of 2)
    • Dates of creation: circa 1980
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Concurso: Block 11 e 12 Berlim matrizes e levantamentos.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 reprographic copies on paper, 1 pencil drawing on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 85 x 69 cm|Sheet (smallest): 75 x 51 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 found in folder AP178.S1.1980.PR03.005.1

    Folder Number:

    178-264-15

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1980.PR03.006
    • Title: Photographs and negatives of project site for Block 11-12, Kottbusser Damm, Berlin
    • Dates of creation: circa 1979
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Concurso - Kottbusser Damm - Block 11 e 12 - Berlim.

    Siza's office numbered photographic materials in this file KD 001-009.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Dimensions:

    11 photographs, 6 35mm negatives strips, other materials

    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:

    178-325-10

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1980.PR03.007
    • Title: Slides of drawings and model for Block 11-12, Kottbusser Damm, Berlin
    • Dates of creation: circa 1980
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: 1980 Block 11 e 12 - Kreuzberg Kottbusser Damm [Concurso], Berlim, Ale.

    Siza's office numbered slides in this file KD 010-013. Note that some of the slides are labeled incorrectly.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 21 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:

    178-328-02

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1980.PR03.008
    • Title: Documentation, notes, contracts for Block 11-12, Kottbusser Damm, Berlin
    • Dates of creation: circa 1979-1981
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: 1979 Frankelufer Block 70 und 89 1980 Kottbusser Damm Block 11 e 12.

    Note that documentation for Block 70 and 89 is also included in this file. The file includes a work contract from the IBA signed by Siza and IBA official Hardt-Waltherr Hämer, as well as several notes and calculations.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 15 reprographic copies, other materials

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 21 x 31 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:

    178-83-05

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