Kita, Blocke 121 [Kindergarten, Schlesisches Tor recreational centre], Berlin, Germany (1981-1990)
Part of:
  • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)
  • Alvaro Siza (architect)
  • Peter Brinkert (architect)

Kita, Blocke 121 [Kindergarten, Schlesisches Tor recreational centre], Berlin, Germany (1981-1990)


circa 1981-1990

Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • Approximately 288 drawings (including approximately 250 reprographic copies)
    48 photographs
    38 35mm negative strips
    35 slides
    9 model pieces
    3 contact sheets
Scope and content:
This project subseries documents the Kita [Kindergaten] designed and built as part of Block 121. While the records were held in the office’s archives this project was assigned the number 2/80 B. The office assigned the dates 1981, 1985-1988.
Documenting the Kita are studies, plans, elevations, and details. Also included are photographs of the Kita, photographs and negatives of the model, and slides of sketches. For correspondence and documentation related to this project see the project series for Concurso, Block 121, Schlesisches Tor (AP178.S1.1980.PR02).
It is important to note that some of the sketches, drawings, and photographs for the Kita and the Senior Club Anziani are intermingled. When this is the case it has been noted at the file level for either subseries APAP178.S1.1980.PR02.SS2 or AP178.S1.1980.PR02.SS3.
Reference number:


Material in this series was arranged by Álvaro Siza’s office and has been kept in this order.
Credit line:
When citing the collection as a whole, use the citation: Álvaro Siza fonds, Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture/Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal. When citing specific collection material, please refer to the object’s specific credit line.
Language of material:
  • German
Related units of description:
  • Sketches for the Kita are also included in Siza's sketchbooks found in Series 2 of this fonds. Of note are sketchbooks 84, 95, 147, 155, and 168. However, sketchbooks related to Berlin, specifically those identified at the project series level for Block 121 should also be consulted. There are also photographs related to the Kita among materials for Bonjour Tristesse in subseries AP178.S1.1980.PR02.SS1 of this project series.

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