Trucksafe Air Portable Dock Ahoy
Part of:
  • Cedric Price (architect)
  • Cedric Price (archive creator)

Trucksafe Air Portable Dock Ahoy


1973-1990, predominant 1973-1979

Level of archival description:
File 93
Extent and medium:
  • 41 drawings
    0.43 l.m. of textual records
Scope and content:
File documents studies for temporary, moveable transportation exchanges. Three site-independent proposals are outlined for sea, land and air transportation: 'Dock Ahoy', a proposal for docks; 'Trucksafe', a truck park; and 'Air Portable', a limited-life airport. "The projects are concerned with finding flexible solutions to problems which occur when conditions change within a transportation network [...] the projects should be a further physical recognition of the value of short term toys." (Cedric Price, textual records). Preliminary design development drawings show plans for parking lot layouts for 'Air Portable'. Charts and graphs include aircraft and boat capacity studies, runway and cargo studies, and value/weight import graphs. Textual records contain correspondence regarding a possible exhibition of this material at the Walker Art Center in 1980. Some material from this file was published in 'Cedric Price-Works II' (London: Architectural Press, 1984), 18, 31.

File contains conceptual drawings, design development drawings, and textual records.
Reference number:


Materials in this series were kept in the original order in which they were received.
Language of material:
  • English, German
Related units of description:
  • For additional materials related to this project, see file DR2004:1298 in this fonds.

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