Duas habitações e duas lojas [Housing and shopping complex, Schilderswijk], The Hague, The Netherlands (1985-1988)
Part of:
  • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)
  • Alvaro Siza (architect)

Duas habitações e duas lojas [Housing and shopping complex, Schilderswijk], The Hague, The Netherlands (1985-1988)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 314 photographic materials
    Approximately 190 drawings (including 168 reprographic copies)
    0.03 l.m. of textual records
    1 model
Scope and content:
This project series documents the Duas habitações e duas loja in Schilderswijk, The Hague, The Netherlands. While the records were held in the office’s archives this project was assigned the number 31/80. The office assigned the date 1985 to this project. This project was part of the urban renewal program in Schilderswijk for which Siza designed the urban plan for Deelgebied Zone 5 Schilderswijk-West, the Punt en Komma social housing, Plano de Doedijnstraat, and Van der Vennerpark.

The project consisted of two houses, two retail/office spaces, and a parking garage situated on Van der Vennestraat. One house was made with red brick, while the other was given a white exterior. The project was realised with project architect Carlos Castenheira in cooperation with Architektengroep Mecanoo. This project was designed in connection with the Van der Vennepark (project series AP178.S1.1985.PR01 in this fonds).

The project series contains sketches, studies, plans, elevations and details. Textual documentation includes a letter from Adri Duivesteijn, The Hague alderman responsible for the urban renewal program, letters from Architektengroep Mecanoo (engeneering firm), notes from meetings on construction, and a letter from Castanheira. Documentation regarding the Van der Vennerpark (file AP178.S1.1985.PR01.001 in this fonds) also contains information related to the housing and shopping complex. Also included are photographs of the model, as well as slides of the model, drawings, and the built project. Note that photographs of the built project can also be found among photographic materials for Punt en Komma (file AP178.S1.1984.PR02.SS1.015 in this fonds).
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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
  • Portuguese
  • English
Related units of description:
  • Sketches for this project are also included in Siza's sketchbooks found in series AP178.S2 of this fonds. Of note are sketchbooks 201, 210, 213, 229, 245, 257 and 263.

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