Caixa Geral de Depósitos [Caixa Geral de Depósitos bank], Matosinhos, Portugal (1979)
Part of:
  • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)
  • Alvaro Siza (architect)

Caixa Geral de Depósitos [Caixa Geral de Depósitos bank], Matosinhos, Portugal (1979)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 229 drawings (including 90 reprographic copies)
    60 photographic materials
    0.04 linear metres of textual documentation
Scope and content:
This project series documents the Caixa Geral de Depósitos in Matosinhos, Portugal. While the records were held in the office’s archives this project was assigned the number 47/70. The office assigned the date 1979 to this project.

The Caixa Geral de Depósitos bank was a building divided for three purposes: the Serviços da Caixa Economica, the Casa de Crédito Popular, and dwellings. The Serviços da Caixa Economica included a public service area, archive vaults, manager's office, writing room, bank vaults, dressing rooms and bathrooms. The Casa de Crédito popular includes a public service area, warehouse, dressing rooms and bathrooms. The rest of the space was supposed to be used for apartments.

Documenting this project are sketches, studies and working drawings. Textual materials include project documentation and correspondence. Photographs document the project site.
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Materials in this project series were compiled from multiple accessions. Materials within each accession weree arranged by Álvaro Siza’s office and have been kept in this order.

Matosinhos 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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