Banco Borges & Irmão II [Borges & Irmão bank II], Vila do Conde, Portugal (1978-1986)
Part of:
  • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)
  • Alvaro Siza (architect)

Banco Borges & Irmão II [Borges & Irmão bank II], Vila do Conde, Portugal (1978-1986)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 496 drawings (including 248 reprographic copies)
    365 photographic materials
    1 book
    1 model
    0.15 l.m. of textual records
Scope and content:
This project series documents the Banco Borges & Irmão II in Vila do Conde, Portugal. While the records were held in the office’s archives this project was assigned the number 46/70. The office assigned the date 1978 to this project.

The Banco Borges & Irmão bank was located in the historic part of Vila do Conde, near the Matriz Church. The project site was the same as for the Banco Borges & Irmão I (project series AP178.S1.1977.PR02 in this fonds). The old building was destroyed and Siza built a new bank. The documentation informs us that the design of the building was subject to several changes. This project series contains documentation for several different versions of the building. The building had two floors and a basement. The third floor was used for administrative offices, the second floor for services to the public, and the basement for safety deposits. In 1988, Siza received the Mies van der Rohe prize for this project.

Drawings include sketches, studies and working drawings. Textual materials include project documentation, meeting minutes and correspondence. Photographic materials include photographs of the models and the built project. A study model is also included in these materials.
Reference number:


Materials in this project series were compiled from multiple accessions. Materials within each accession were arranged by Álvaro Siza’s office and have been kept in this order.

Vila do Conde 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.
Related units of description:
  • This project is related to the Banco Borges & Irmão I, projecto de recuperação arranged in project series AP178.S1.1977.PR02 in this fonds.

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