Monumento aos Calafates [Caulkers Monument], Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal (1959)
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37 photographic materials
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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 photographic materials of the model and project site as well as a slide of a drawing.
Material in this series was arranged by Álvaro Siza’s office and has been kept in this order.
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.
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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.