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National Gallery of Canada, East - West Memorial Buildings Feasibility Study, Ottawa, Ontario (1980-1982)

National Gallery of Canada, East - West Memorial Buildings Feasibility Study, Ottawa, Ontario (1980-1982)

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People

  • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

Title

National Gallery of Canada, East - West Memorial Buildings Feasibility Study, Ottawa, Ontario (1980-1982)

Dates of creation

1980-1982

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • Approximately 93 drawings (including 75 reprographic copies)
  • 6 photographic materials
  • 0.091 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

This project series documents a feasibility study for the new National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario from 1980-1982. The office identified the project number as 8011.

In 1977, Parkin Architects Planners won a limited architectural competition for their design of the new National Gallery of Canada. The selected site for the competition, next to the Ottawa River, was controversial due to its uneven ground and lack of access to main streets in Ottawa. This project consisted of a feasibility study to use the existing Memorial Buildings in Ottawa as the site of the new National Gallery of Canada. These buildings, originally built in 1954 as federal offices, were between 4-6 storeys with 70,000 square feet of space, excluding parking levels.

The project is recorded through drawings, photographs and textual records dating from 1980-1982. The majority of the drawings are reprographic copies of building sections, floor plans and area calculations. The textual records include correspondence, conference reports, interoffice letters, financial records and the feasibility report and design scheme documentation.

Reference Number

AP018.S1.1980.PR11

Arrangement

Materials in this project series have been kept in their original order and/or arranged by material type.

Location

Ottawa Ontario Canada

Related units of description

  • Records for related projects are also included in this fonds, see: AP018.S1.1976.PR23, National Gallery of Canada, Limited Architectural Competition, Ottawa, Ontario; AP018.S1.1978.PR07, National Gallery of Canada, Extended Site Study, Ottawa, Ontario; AP018.S1.1983.PR02, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1980.PR11.001
    • Title: Sections and floor plans, National Gallery of Canada, East - West Memorial Buildings Feasibility Study, Ottawa, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1980
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 14 reprographic copies with annotations
    • 2 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 47 x 47 cm Sheet (largest): 84 x 57 cm

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1980.PR11.002
    • Title: Area calculations, sections and floor plans, National Gallery of Canada, East - West Memorial Buildings Feasibility Study, Ottawa, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1980
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 12 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 45 x 45 cm Sheet (largest): 122 x 38 cm

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1980.PR11.003
    • Title: Sections and floor plans, National Gallery of Canada, East - West Memorial Buildings Feasibility Study, Ottawa, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1980
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 22 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 148 x 46 cm

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1980.PR11.004
    • Title: Area calculations and section, National Gallery of Canada, East - West Memorial Buildings Feasibility Study, Ottawa, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1980
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 drawing

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1980.PR11.005
    • Title: Correspondence and conference reports, National Gallery of Canada, East - West Memorial Buildings Feasibility Study, Ottawa, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1980-1981
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 5 reprographic copies
    • 0.004 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

    Related units of description:

    • Contains correspondence for project 7208.

    Folder Number:

    018-216-31

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1980.PR11.006
    • Title: Billings, National Gallery of Canada, East - West Memorial Buildings Feasibility Study, Ottawa, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1980
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.035 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

    Folder Number:

    018-216-32

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1980.PR11.007
    • Title: Correspondence, National Gallery of Canada, East - West Memorial Buildings Feasibility Study, Ottawa, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1982
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.001 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

    Folder Number:

    018-216-33

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1980.PR11.008
    • Title: File of Mr. P.H. Warren - Correspondence and interoffice letters, National Gallery of Canada, East - West Memorial Buildings Feasibility Study, Ottawa, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1980-1982
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.036 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

    Folder Number:

    018-216-34

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1980.PR11.009
    • Title: Feasibility report and design scheme documentation, National Gallery of Canada, East - West Memorial Buildings Feasibility Study, Ottawa, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1980
    • Form: drawings, photographs, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 5 reprographic copies
    • 1 photograph
    • 0.015 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

    Folder Number:

    018-216-35

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1980.PR11.010
    • Title: Sections, flow diagram and floor plans, National Gallery of Canada, East - West Memorial Buildings Feasibility Study, Ottawa, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1980
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 17 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 83 x 49 cm Sheet (largest): 166 x 91 cm

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1980.PR11.011
    • Title: Sections, flow diagram and floor plans, National Gallery of Canada, East - West Memorial Buildings Feasibility Study, Ottawa, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1980
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 15 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 158 x 46 cm

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1980.PR11.012
    • Title: Photos of West Memorial Building, National Gallery of Canada, East - West Memorial Buildings Feasibility Study, Ottawa, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: circa 1980
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 photographic materials

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

    Folder Number:

    018-220-09

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