National Gallery of Canada, East - West Memorial Buildings Feasibility Study, Ottawa, Ontario (1980-1982)
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  • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

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



Level of archival description:
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.
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Materials in this project series have been kept in their original order and/or arranged by material type.

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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