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

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



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • Approximately 293 drawings (including 241 reprographic copies)
    132 photographic materials
    0.07 linear metres of textual documentation
Scope and content:
This project subseries documents Bloco C of the reconstruction of the 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 C was located between Rua Do Crucifixo, Rua Do Carmo, and Rua Nova Do Almada. Bloco C included buildings 1, 2, 3, 4 (Grandes Armazéns do Chiado), 5 (Grandella building), and 6. The construction work for the buildings of Bloco A included the restoration of windows, doors, façades, painting, stonework, as well as work on the structure and mechanical systems.

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

It is important to note that this subseries includes general details of Bloco C, for more specific details see individual building subseries of the Grandella building (AP178.S1.1988.PR07.SS8) and Grandes Armazéns do Chiado (AP178.S1.1988.PR07.SS9).
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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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