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Sede da Companhia Dom [Dom Company Headquarters], Cologne, Germany, 1980

Sede da Companhia Dom [Dom Company Headquarters], Cologne, Germany, 1980

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People

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

Title

Sede da Companhia Dom [Dom Company Headquarters], Cologne, Germany, 1980

Dates of creation

1980-1981

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 243 drawings (including 150 reprographic copies)
  • 59 photographic materials
  • 0.03 linear metres of textual records

Scope and Content

This project series document the Sede da Companhia Dom in Cologne, Germany. While the records were held in the office’s archives this project was assigned the number 1/80. The office assigned the date 1980 to this project.

The project files document Siza's design for DOM company headquarter's architectural competition. Fifty architects were selected by a jury to propose a design. The client underlined the importance of having a striking visual impact while also putting emphasis on precision, security, protection and technological advancement. Requirements for the building included enough space for 250 employees and a covered parking lot for 50 vehicles. Siza's proposed design was a cylindrical inclined building with a cylindrical hole through the center. A circulation system with elevators, stairs and ramps inside and outside the office spaces was designed to create a " complex promenade architecturale"[1] . Siza's entry was not selected.

Documenting this project are sketches, studies, design development drawings and competition drawings. Textual materials include competiton documentation. Of particular interest in this project series are the first computer drawings and coordinates used by Siza' office.

[1] : Peter Testa "Álvaro Siza, " Birkhäuser Verlag, 1996.

Reference Number

AP178.S1.1980.PR01

Arrangement

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

Location

Cologne Germany

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.

Related units of description

  • Sketches for the Sede da Companhia Dom are also included in Siza's sketchbooks found in Series AP178.S2 of this fonds. Of note are sketchbooks 060 and 324.

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1980.PR01.001
    • Title: Sketches, Sede da Companhia Dom, Cologne
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1980
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 8

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Sede da Compania Dom-Colonia - esquiço Arq. Siza

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 ink and pencil drawings on paper

    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:

    178-404-06

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1980.PR01.002
    • Title: Conceptual study, Sede da Companhia Dom, Cologne
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1980
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Sede da Compania Dom

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 ink drawing on cardboard

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 54 x 54 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:

    178-492-03

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1980.PR01.003.1
    • Title: Studies, design development drawings, and presentation drawings, Sede da Companhia Dom, Cologne (folder 1 of 2)
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1980
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Sede da Compania dom - Colonia

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 14 ink drawings on paper, 5 reprographic copies on paper

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 30 x 42 cm|Sheet (smallest): 17 x 22 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.S1.1980.PR01.003.2

    Folder Number:

    178-404-04

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1980.PR01.003.2
    • Title: Studies, design development drawings, and presentation drawings, Sede da Companhia Dom, Cologne (folder 2 of 2)
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1980
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 15

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Sede da Compania dom - Colonia

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 17 reprographic copies on paper, 3 ink drawings on paper, 1 ink and pencil drawing on an envelope

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 42 x 60 cm|Sheet (smallest): 31 x 45 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.S1.1980.PR01.003.1

    Folder Number:

    178-492-04

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1980.PR01.004
    • Title: Studies and competition drawings, Sede da Companhia Dom, Cologne
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1980
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 5

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Sede da Compania dom - Colonia - Estudos Arq. Siza - Desenhos do concurso

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 10 ink and pencil drawings on paper

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 40 x 60 cm|Sheet (smallest): 38 x 50 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:

    178-449-11

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1980.PR01.005
    • Title: Photographs of project site and model, Sede da Companhia Dom, Cologne
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1980
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 4

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Sede da Compania dom - Colonia

    1- Fotos das maquetes
    2- Fotos do Edificio existente - Contexto


    Siza's office numbered photographs in this file SCD015-SCD019

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 15 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:

    178-497-06

    Objects that have been catalogued:

      • ARCH402010
      • Views of a model for Sede da Companhia Dom [Dom Company Headquarters], Cologne, Germany
      • Form: photographs
      • Add to folder
      • ARCH402011
      • View of a model for Sede da Companhia Dom [Dom Company Headquarters], Cologne, Germany
      • Form: photographs
      • Add to folder
      • ARCH402012
      • View of a model for Sede da Companhia Dom [Dom Company Headquarters], Cologne, Germany
      • Form: photographs
      • Add to folder
      • ARCH402013
      • View of a model for Sede da Companhia Dom [Dom Company Headquarters], Cologne, Germany
      • Form: photographs
      • Add to folder
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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1980.PR01.006.1
    • Title: Competition documentation and drawings, Sede da Companhia Dom, Cologne (folder 1 of 3)
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1980
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: 1980 Sede da Compania dom - Colonia

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 72 reprographic copies on paper, 1 pencil drawing 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 three separate folders. The second and third portion of this file is housed in AP178.S1.1980.PR01.006.2 and AP178.S1.1980.PR01.006.3

    Folder Number:

    178-83-10

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1980.PR01.006.2
    • Title: Competition documentation and drawings, Sede da Companhia Dom, Cologne (folder 2 of 3)
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1980
    • Form: textual records, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: 1980 Sede da Compania dom - Colonia

    This file includes a building program, as well as calculation sheets.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 34 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 three separate folders. The second and third portion of this file is housed in AP178.S1.1980.PR01.006.1 and AP178.S1.1980.PR01.006.3

    Folder Number:

    178-83-11

    Objects that have been catalogued:

      • ARCH400915
      • Curvature calculations for Sede da Companhia Dom [Dom Company Headquarters], Cologne, Germany
      • Form: textual records
      • Add to folder
      • ARCH400916
      • Curvature calculations for Sede da Companhia Dom [Dom Company Headquarters], Cologne, Germany
      • Form: textual records
      • Add to folder
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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1980.PR01.006.3
    • Title: Competition documentation and drawings, Sede da Companhia Dom, Cologne (folder 3 of 3)
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1980
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: 1980 Sede da Compania dom - Colonia

    This file includes the competition rules.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 53 ink and pencil drawings, 20 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 three separate folders. The second and third portion of this file is housed in AP178.S1.1980.PR01.006.1 and AP178.S1.1980.PR01.006.2

    Folder Number:

    178-83-12

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1980.PR01.007.1
    • Title: Competition drawings and photographs of documentation, Sede da Companhia Dom, Cologne (folder 1 of 2)
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1980
    • Form: photographs, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Sede da Compania Dom - Colonia - Material para o concurso (provas)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 negatives, 4 acetates, 1 transparency, 1 ink drawing on paper, 1 enveloppe

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 11 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.S1.1980.PR01.007.2

    Folder Number:

    178-376-14

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1980.PR01.007.2
    • Title: Competition drawings and photographs of documentation, Sede da Companhia Dom, Cologne (folder 2 of 2)
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1980
    • Form: drawings, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Sede da Compania Dom - Colonia - Material para o concurso (provas)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 ink drawings on paper, 2 reprographic copies on paper, 2 acetates, 1 photomontage

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 42 x 60 cm|Sheet (smallest): 43 x 57 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:

    178-415-08

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    • Reference Number: AP178.S1.1980.PR01.008
    • Title: Slides of model and drawings, Sede da Companhia Dom, Cologne
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1980
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file title: Sede da Compania Dom

    Siza's office numbered slides in this file SCD001-SCD008

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 30 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:

    178-495-05

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