Bloco B, Reconstrução do Chiado, [Block B, Reconstruction of the Chiado] Lisbon, Portugal, 1988-1998
Part of:
  • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)
  • Alvaro Siza (architect)

Bloco B, Reconstrução do Chiado, [Block B, Reconstruction of the Chiado] Lisbon, Portugal, 1988-1998


circa 1970-2003

Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 581 drawings (including 477 reprographic copies on paper)
    494 photographic materials
    1 model
    0.28 linear metres of textual records
Scope and content:
This project subseries documents Bloco B for the reconstruction of Chiado in Lisbon, Portugal. The office's archives identified this project as 58/80. The office assigned the dates 1988-1998 for this project.

Bloco B was located between Rua Do Carmo and Calçada Sacramento. Bloco B included buildings 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 (Leonel building), 25 and 26. The construction work for the buildings of Bloco B included restorations of windows, doors, façades, painting, stonework, as well as work on the structure and mechanical systems.

Drawings include plans prior to the fire, preliminary plans, studies, working drawings, and structural drawings. Textual material includes project documentation, reports, correspondence, and studies. Photographic materials and slides document the buildings prior to the fire, damaged buildings, the project site, construction work, and model.

It is important to note that this subseries includes general documentation for Bloco B, for more specific details, see the individual building subseries for the Leonel building (AP178.S1.1988.PR07.SS6).
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Materials in this project subseries were compiled from multiple accessions. Materials within each accession were arranged by Álvaro Siza’s office and have been kept in this order.

Lisbon Portugal

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

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