Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin Competition and Construction, Berlin, Germany
Part of:
  • James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates (creator)
  • James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates (architectural firm)
  • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin Competition and Construction, Berlin, Germany


1974-1993, predominant 1979-1988

Level of archival description:
File 57
Extent and medium:
  • approximately 889 drawings (including approximately 291 reprographic copies)
    approximately 320 photographic materials
    15 rolls of drawings
    0.01 l.m. of textual records
    4 models
    3 maps
Scope and content:
File documents a successful competition entry and an executed project for the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, a social research centre located in Berlin, Germany. An addition to unit E of the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung was built in 1994 and 1995, according to the design by the firm of James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates and based on the 1983 planning permission. Material in this file was produced between 1974 and 1993.

File contains reference documents, several conceptual and design development drawings, and presentation drawings submitted for the competition or produced for publication purposes. A large number of working drawings is also present in the file. Photographic materials includes photographs of models by John Donat Photography and Udo Hesse, and of the completed building by photographers Richard Bryant, Reinhard Görner, Waltraud Krase and Klaus Lehnartz. File also contains textual records and a small study model of the research centre.
Reference number:


Material in this project series was likely kept in its original order when it was first processed upon its arrival at CCA.

Berlin Germany

Language of material:
  • Documents are in English and German.
Related units of description:
  • Textual records AP140.S2.SS10.D1.P32 also include information on file AP140.S2.SS1.D57.

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