Plano de Doedijnstraat [Residential settlement, Schilderswijk], The Hague, The Netherlands (1988-1994)
Part of:
  • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)
  • Alvaro Siza (architect)

Plano de Doedijnstraat [Residential settlement, Schilderswijk], The Hague, The Netherlands (1988-1994)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • Approximately 1,837 drawings (including 1,504 reprographic copies)
    241 photographic materials
    0.15 linear metres of textual documentation
Scope and content:
This project series documents the plano de Doedijnstraat, the residential settlement in Schilderswijk, The Hague, The Netherlands. While the records were held in the office’s archives this project was assigned the number 63/80. The office assigned the date 1989 for this project.

In 1993 Siza was awarded the Berlage Prize for this residential project of 238 flats. The project was part of an urban renewal program in The Hague for which Siza had already worked on other projects: the urban plan for Deelgebied Zone 5, Schilderswijk-West and Punt en Komma social housing; the housing and shopping complex in Schilderswijk; and the Van der Vennepark.

Documenting this project are sketches, studies, elevations, plans and details. Textual documentation includes correspondence, such as letters to and from Siza, letters to Jeoron Geurst (from the associated architectural firm Geurst & Schulze architekten), and letters to and from project architect Carlos Castenheira. Furthermore, there is correspondence to and from members of the Woningbouwvereniging and several letters from Ing. J. van Gulik (project leader). Other documentation includes cost estimates and meeting minutes. Also included in this project series are negatives, photographs and slides documenting the model, site and various dwellings.
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Material in this series was arranged by Álvaro Siza’s office and has been kept in this order.

The Hague Netherlands

Language of material:
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
Related units of description:
  • Sketches for this project are also included among sketchbooks in series AP178.S2 of this fond

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