Jardim Van der Vennepark [Park, Schilderswijk-West], The Hague, The Netherlands (1985-1988)
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Extent and Medium
138 reprographic copies
0.09 linear meters of textual documention
Scope and Content
This project series documents the Van der Vennepark, Schilderswijk-west in The Hague, The Netherlands. While the records were held in the office’s archives this project was assigned the number 32/80. The office assigned the dates 1985-1988.
This small park was designed in connection to the housing and shopping complex in Schilderswijk (AP178.S1.1984.PR03) as part of an urban renewal program in The Hague. Siza also designed the urban plan for Deelgebied Zone 5, Schilderswijk-West and the Punt en Komma social housing for the same urban renewal program. He would later design the residential settlement in Schilderswijk [Plano de Doedijnstraat]. The project was not realized.
The project series contains a small amount of material. Documenting the park are plans and details, including reprographic copies for seating arrangements, ramps, and a pedestrian exit, as well as reprographic copies showing the housing and shopping complex in relation to the park. Also included is a written description of the project. This project series also contains information related to the housing and shopping complex.
Material in this series was arranged by Álvaro Siza’s office and has been kept in this order.
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.
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Sketches for the Van der Vennepark are also included in Siza's sketchbooks found in series AP178.S2 of this fonds. Of note are sketchbooks 229 and 257. Sketchbooks documenting the housing and shopping complex (AP178.S1.1984.PR03) also include sketches relevant to this project.