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Monumento aos Calafates [Caulkers Monument], Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal (1959)

Monumento aos Calafates [Caulkers Monument], Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal (1959)

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People

  • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)
  • Alvaro Siza (architect)
  • Alcino Soutinho (architect)
  • Augusto Amaral (architect)
  • Lagoa Henriques (sculptor)

Title

Monumento aos Calafates [Caulkers Monument], Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal (1959)

Dates of creation

1959

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 12 drawings
  • 7 photographs
  • 1 slide

Scope and Content

This project series documents the design proposal for Monumento aos Calafates in Foz Douro, Porto, Portugal. While the records were held in the office’s archives this project was assigned the number 11/50. The office assigned the date 1959 to this project.

Siza, Alcino Soutinho, Augusto Amaral, and the sculptor Lagoa Henriques developed this project for an open competition for the Delegação do Porto da Comissão das Comemorações do V Centenário do Infante D. Henrique in colaboration with the Escola de Belas Artes do Porto. The project was exhibited at the I Exposição Extra-escolar dos Alunos da ESBAP in 1959. The project won first prize but was not built.

Documenting this project are a small number of sketches. Also included are photographs of the model and project site as well as a slide of a drawing.

Reference Number

AP178.S1.1959.PR01

Arrangement

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

Location

Porto Portugal

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

Related units of description

  • Of interest to researchers may be Alcino Soutinho's archive, housed at the Fundação Marques da Silva in Porto. The archive contains drawings and other materials related to the project which were exhibited in 2014 at the EDP Foundation-Porto, "Alcino Soutinho Realismo Confortável" exhibition.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1959.PR01.001
    • Title: Sketches, Monumento Aos Calafates, Porto
    • Dates of creation: 1959
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Monumento aos Calafates Porto -1959- concurso.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 12 ink drawings on paper

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 34 x 46 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:

    178-282-01

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1959.PR01.002
    • Title: Photographs of model and project site, Monumento Aos Calafates, Porto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1959
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Monumento aos calafates repetidas MC.

    Siza's office numbered photographs in this file: P MC 029, R MC 013, R MC 032, R MC 039, R MC 043, R MC 064.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 7 photographs

    Dimensions:

    40 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:

    178-282-11

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1959.PR01.003
    • Title: Slide of drawing, Monumento Aos Calafates, Porto
    • Dates of creation: 1959
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Monumento aos Calafates Foz do douro, Porto, Portugal.

    Siza's office numbered this slide MC 001.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 slide

    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:

    178-309-01

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