IIT - New Campus Center Competition fonds
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  • Illinois Institute of Technology (creator)
  • Illinois Institute of Technology (archive creator)

IIT - New Campus Center Competition fonds



Level of archival description:
Fonds 113
Extent and medium:
  • 8 models
    20 panels

    8 maquettes
    20 panneaux
Scope and content:
The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) - New Campus Center Competition fonds contains 20 presentation panels and documents 4 of the 5 projects proposed by the competition finalists (Eisenman, Hadid, Jahn/Sobek et Sejima/Nishizawa). All of the panels measure 76 x 107 cm and are made of iconographic reproductions, sometimes accompanied by texts, glued on foam-core. The fonds also contains 8 models, which document 3 of the 5 proposed projects (Eisenman, Jahn/Sobek and Sejima/Nishizawa). The models are to scale and are made of various materials.

The panels and models of the fonds were presented at the College of Architecture of IIT in September 1997 at the time of a symposium whereby the finalists proposals were submitted to the public, and/or at the Art Institute of Chicago between 1 May to 25 July 1998 in an exhibition titled "A New Campus Center: The IIT Competition". These documents constitute the vestiges of these events.

Le Fonds Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) - New Campus Center Competition contient 20 panneaux de présentation documentant 4 des 5 projets proposés par les finalistes du concours (Eisenman, Hadid, Jahn/Sobek et Sejima/Nishizawa). Tous les panneaux mesurent 76 x 107 cm et sont constitués de reproductions iconographiques, accompagnées parfois de textes, collées sur carton mousse. Le fonds contient aussi 8 maquettes documentant 3 des 5 projets proposés (Eisenman, Jahn/Sobek et Sejima/Nishizawa). Les maquettes sont de taille et fabriquées de matériaux différents.

Les panneaux et les maquettes du fonds ont pu être présentés au College of Architecture de l'IIT en septembre 1997 lors du symposium pendant lequel les propositions des finalistes étaient soumises au grand public, ou encore au Art Institute of Chicago qui présentait du 1er mai au 25 juillet 1998 une exposition sur le concours, intitulée : "A New Campus Center : The IIT Competition". Ces documents constituent en somme des vestiges matériels de ces événements.
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The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) - New Campus Center Competition fonds is composed of a single series that regroups the documents of four of the finalists projects into Files. Each File is subdivided into panels and models.

Le Fonds Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) - New Campus Center Competition est composé d'une seule série regroupant les quatre finalistes pour lesquels les Archives conservent des documents. Chaque entrée est subdivisée en deux parties, l'une correspondant aux panneaux de présentation et l'autre aux maquettes.
Conditions governing access:
  • Open to consultation. _____________________ Ouvert à la consultation.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer:
  • The IIT - New Campus Center Competition fonds was acquired by the Archives department of the Canadian Centre for Architecture in November 2000. The objects were graciously offered by the Illinois Institute of Technology. _____________________ Le fonds IIT - New Campus Center Competition a été acquis par le département des Archives du Centre Canadien d'Architecture en novembre 2000. Les pièces ont été gracieusement offertes par l'Illinois Institute of Technology.
Archivist's note:
  • The IIT - New Campus Center Competition fonds was originally processed and described by Martin Lessard in 2000. In 2007, the original finding aid was modified, by Alexis Lenk, in order to conform to updated documentation procedures.

Chicago Illinois United States

Language of material:
  • Documents are in English. _____________________ Les documents sont en anglais.
General note:
  • The presentation panels and models of the winner of the competition, Rem Koolhaas, were not included in the donation. Also, at the time of the donation, the donor was unable to locate the models by Zaha M. Hadid. _____________________ Signalons que les séries de panneaux sont incomplètes et que les panneaux et maquettes du gagnant du concours , Rem Koolhaas, n'ont pas été incluses dans le don. Enfin, notons qu'au moment du don, le donateur était dans l'impossibilité de localiser les maquettes de Zaha M. Hadid.

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