Biblioteca de França [National Library of France], Paris, France (1989)
Part of:
  • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)
  • Alvaro Siza (architect)

Biblioteca de França [National Library of France], Paris, France (1989)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 27 photographic materials
    8 drawings (including 5 reprographic copies)
    1 model
    0.04 l.m. of textual records
Scope and content:
This project series documents the Biblioteca de França (Bibliothèque Nationale de France) in Paris, France. While the records were held in the office’s archives this project was assigned the number 62/80. The office assigned the date 1989 for this project.

An architectural competition for the Bibliothèque Nationale de France was held in 1988. Siza proposed a design but was not selected by the jury to build the library. Dominique Perrault was the architect seletected and the library was open in 1996.

Documenting this project are presentation drawings, competition documentation, and slides of models.
Reference number:


Material in this series was arranged by Álvaro Siza’s office and has been kept in this order.

Paris France

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.
Language of material:
  • French
  • English
Related units of description:
  • Sketches for the Biblioteca de França are also included in Siza's sketchbooks found in Series AP178.S2 of this fonds. Of note is sketchbook 288.

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