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Centro Cultural de la Defensa - 1º Fase - 2º Fase [La Defensa Cultural Centre, first and second phases], Madrid, Spain (1988)

Centro Cultural de la Defensa - 1º Fase - 2º Fase [La Defensa Cultural Centre, first and second phases], Madrid, Spain (1988)

Part of

People

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

Title

Centro Cultural de la Defensa - 1º Fase - 2º Fase [La Defensa Cultural Centre, first and second phases], Madrid, Spain (1988)

Dates of creation

1988-1990

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 108 drawings (including 89 reprographic copies)
  • 44 photographic materials
  • 0.02 linear metres of textual records

Scope and Content

This project series documents the Centro Cultural de la Defensa in Madrid, Spain. While the records were held in the office’s archives this project was assigned the number 50/80. The office assigned the date 1988 to this project.

An architectural competition was held for the construction of a cultural center and museum for the Ministry of Defense. Seven architects were invited for the first phase of the competition. Four architects, including Fancisco Javier Sainz de Oiza, Lluis Clotet Ballus, Juan Navarro Baldeweg, and Álvaro Siza were selected for the second and final phase. The L-shaped building proposed by Siza included a museum, library, archives, research center, auditoriums, restaurants and bookstores. Siza won the competition but the building was not realized.

Documenting this project are sketches, presentation drawings and photographs of model. Textual materials include project documentation, correspondence and articles on the competition.

Reference Number

AP178.S1.1988.PR01

Arrangement

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

Location

Madrid Spain

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, Spanish

Related units of description

  • Sketches for the Centro Cultural de la Defensa are also included in Siza's sketchbooks found in Series AP178.S2 of this fonds. Of note is sketchbook 269.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1988.PR01.001
    • Title: Sketches, Centro Cultural de la Defensa - 1º Fase - 2º Fase, Madrid
    • Dates of creation: 1988-1990
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Centro Cultural la Defensa

    Estudos Arq. Siza

    Nota: Conferir algums

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 8 ink and pencil drawings on paper

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 30 x 42 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:

    178-404-10

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1988.PR01.002
    • Title: Presentations drawings, Centro Cultural de la Defensa - 1º Fase - 2º Fase, Madrid
    • Dates of creation: 1988-1990
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Concurso Centro Cultural ''La Defensa'' - Madrid - Originais

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 11 ink drawings on translucent paper

    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:

    178-2018-493 XL

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1988.PR01.003
    • Title: Presentations drawings and submissions, Centro Cultural de la Defensa - 1º Fase - 2º Fase, Madrid
    • Dates of creation: 1988-1990
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Centro Cultural de la Defensa - Madrid - Fotocopias 2 fase

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 72 reprographic copies on paper, other materials

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 30 x 42cm

    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:

    178-250-05

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1988.PR01.004
    • Title: Photographs of model, Centro Cultural de la Defensa - 1º Fase - 2º Fase, Madrid
    • Dates of creation: 1988-1990
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Centro Cultural de la Defensa - Madrid - Foto © Maquete ©

    Provas e Neg. 35mm

    Siza's office numbered photographs in this file CCLD001-CCLD005

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 7 35mm negative strips, 5 photographs

    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:

    178-489-11

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1988.PR01.005
    • Title: Slides of model and drawings, Centro Cultural de la Defensa - 1º Fase - 2º Fase, Madrid
    • Dates of creation: 1988-1990
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Centro Cultural de la Defensa - Madrid

    Siza's office numbered slides in this file R-CCLD001-R-CCLD005

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 32 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:

    178-503-04

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1988.PR01.006
    • Title: Project documentation, correspondence, plans, and articles on the competition, Centro Cultural de la Defensa - 1º Fase - 2º Fase, Madrid
    • Dates of creation: 1988-1990
    • Form: textual records, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Centro Cultural de la Defensa - Madrid

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 17 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

    Folder Number:

    178-098-15

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