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Museu de Arte Contemporânea para Helsínquia [Helsenki Museum of Contemporary Art], Helsenki, Finland (1992-1993)

Museu de Arte Contemporânea para Helsínquia [Helsenki Museum of Contemporary Art], Helsenki, Finland (1992-1993)

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People

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

Title

Museu de Arte Contemporânea para Helsínquia [Helsenki Museum of Contemporary Art], Helsenki, Finland (1992-1993)

Dates of creation

1992-1993

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 20 drawings (including 7 reprographic copies)
  • 43 photographs
  • 31 slides
  • 29 120mm negative strips
  • 13 35mm negative strips
  • 1 contact sheet
  • 0.06 linear meters of textual documentation

Scope and Content

This project series documents the Helsenki Museum of Contemporary Art. While the records were held in the office’s archives this project was assigned the number 28/90. The office assigned the dates 1992-1993 to this project.

For the 75th anniversary of the independence of the country, the Finnish government held a competition for the design of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Helsinki. The competition was exclusive to Scandinavian architects, with the exception of four invited architects, including Àlvaro Siza. Eduardo Souto de Moura collaborated with Siza on the design. The project site was located in the center of Helsinki, near the main post office and the Parliament. Siza decided to name the building Cometa. The proposal included exhibition spaces, teaching and public facilities, an auditorium, workrooms, workshops, storerooms, film studio, and spaces for the administration and archives. The showrooms were located on the first floor and most of the lighting was intended to come from natural light. The design proposed by Siza included the use of granite for the exterior of the building. Steven Holl was selected by the jury to built the museum.

Documenting this project are floor plans, sections, elevations, and site plans. Textual material includes project documentation, competition documentation, and correspondence. Photographs and negatives document the project site.

Reference Number

AP178.S1.1992.PR04

Arrangement

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

Location

Helsinki Finland

Language of material

English, Portuguese

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1992.PR04.001
    • Title: Floor plans, sections, elevations, and site plan, Museu de Arte Contemporânea para Helsínquia, Helsinki
    • Dates of creation: 1992-1993
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Museo de Arte Contemporanea para Helsinquia - Desenhos - Mais 1 esquico A4

    This file also includes one sketch.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 13 ink and pencil drawings on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 65 x 90 cm|Sheet (smallest): 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:

    178-475-02

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1992.PR04.002
    • Title: Negatives of models, Museu de Arte Contemporânea para Helsínquia, Helsinki
    • Dates of creation: 1992-1993
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Museo de Arte Contemporanea para Helsinquia - Foto © - Maquete © Alvaro Negrello - 38 diapositivos (19 imagens)

    Siza's office numbered photographs in this file MACH001-MACH019

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 29 120mm negatives

    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:

    178-489-02

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1992.PR04.003
    • Title: Contact sheet of models, Museu de Arte Contemporânea para Helsínquia, Helsinki
    • Dates of creation: 1992-1993
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Museo de Arte Contemporanea para Helsinquia

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 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:

    178-489-03

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1992.PR04.004
    • Title: Slides of models and drawings, Museu de Arte Contemporânea para Helsínquia, Helsinki
    • Dates of creation: 1992-2012
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Museo de Arte Contemporanea para Helsinquia

    © T. Siza 2012

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 31 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:

    178-487-06

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1992.PR04.005.1
    • Title: Project and competition documentation, correspondence, and photographs of the area, Museu de Arte Contemporânea para Helsínquia, Helsinki (folder 1 of 2)
    • Dates of creation: 1992-1993
    • Form: photographs, textual records, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Concurso - 1992 Museo de Arte Contemporanea para Helsinquia

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 43 photographs, 13 35mm negative strips, 7 reprographic copies on paper, other materials

    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

    Related units of description:

    • This file is housed in two separate folders. The second portion of this file is found in folder AP178.S1.1992.PR04.005.2

    Folder Number:

    178-127-02

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1992.PR04.005.2
    • Title: Project and competition documentation, correspondence, and photographs of the area, Museu de Arte Contemporânea para Helsínquia, Helsinki (folder 2 of 2)
    • Dates of creation: 1992-1993
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Concurso - 1992 Museo de Arte Contemporanea para Helsinquia

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    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:

    178-127-03

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1992.PR04.006
    • Title: Study model, Museu de Arte Contemporânea para Helsínquia, Helsenki
    • Dates of creation: 1992-1993
    • Form: models
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 model in card

    Credit line:

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

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