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Biblioteca de França [National Library of France], Paris, France (1989)

Biblioteca de França [National Library of France], Paris, France (1989)

Part of

People

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

Title

Biblioteca de França [National Library of France], Paris, France (1989)

Dates of creation

1989-2016

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 27 photographic materials
  • 8 drawings (including 5 reprographic copies)
  • 1 model
  • 0.04 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

This project series documents the Biblioteca de França (Bibliothèque Nationale de France) in Paris, France. While the records were held in the office’s archives this project was assigned the number 62/80. The office assigned the date 1989 for this project.

An architectural competition for the Bibliothèque Nationale de France was held in 1988. Siza proposed a design but was not selected by the jury to build the library. Dominique Perrault was the architect seletected and the library was open in 1996.

Documenting this project are presentation drawings, competition documentation, and slides of models.

Reference Number

AP178.S1.1989.PR02

Arrangement

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

Location

Paris France

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

French, English

Related units of description

  • Sketches for the Biblioteca de França are also included in Siza's sketchbooks found in Series AP178.S2 of this fonds. Of note is sketchbook 288.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1989.PR02.001
    • Title: Presentation drawings, Biblioteca de França, Paris
    • Dates of creation: 1989
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Concurso: Bibliothèque de France - Originais A-B-C

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 ink pencil on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 85 x 118 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:

    178-475-06

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1989.PR02.002
    • Title: Negatives of model, Biblioteca de França, Paris
    • Dates of creation: 1989-1990
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Concurso- Bibliotheque de França

    Foto © Maquete ©

    8 Diapositivos (7 imagens)

    Siza's office numbered slides in this file BF001-BF007

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 120mm negative strips

    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:

    178-489-06

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1989.PR02.003
    • Title: Slides of models, Biblioteca de França, Paris
    • Dates of creation: 1989-1990
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Bibliotheque de França

    Siza's office numbered slides in this file BF008-BF012

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 12 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:

    178-487-03

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1989.PR02.004
    • Title: Competition documentation, Biblioteca de França, Paris
    • Dates of creation: 1989
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Concurso: Bibliothèque de France

    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:

    178-105-16

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1989.PR02.005.1
    • Title: Competition documentation and drawings, Biblioteca de França, Paris (folder 1 of 2)
    • Dates of creation: 1989
    • Form: textual records, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Concurso internacional para a Bibliotheque de França

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 reprographic copies on paper, other materials

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 21 x 30 cm

    Physical Description:

    Reprographic copies are folded

    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.S1.1989.PR02.005.2

    Folder Number:

    178-106-01

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1989.PR02.005.2
    • Title: Competition documentation and drawings, Biblioteca de França, Paris (folder 2 of 2)
    • Dates of creation: 1989
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Concurso internacional para a Bibliotheque de França

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 reprographic copies on paper, other materials

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 21 x 30 cm

    Physical Description:

    Reprographic copies are folded

    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.S1.1989.PR02.005.1

    Folder Number:

    178-106-02

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1989.PR02.006
    • Title: Correspondence and competition documentation, Biblioteca de França, Paris
    • Dates of creation: 1989-1990
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Concurso internacional para a Bibliotheque de França

    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:

    178-106-03

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1989.PR02.007
    • Title: General study model, Biblioteca de França, Paris
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989
    • 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

    Dimensions:

    Model: 121 x 100.5 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

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