C. Cultural e Audit. para a Fundação Iberê Camargo [Iberê Camargo Foundation Museum], Porto Alegre, Brazil (1998)
Part of:
  • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)
  • Alvaro Siza (architect)

C. Cultural e Audit. para a Fundação Iberê Camargo [Iberê Camargo Foundation Museum], Porto Alegre, Brazil (1998)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • Approximately 2,326 drawings (including 1,553 reprographic copies)
    Approximately 497 photographic materials
    8 models
    0.61 l.m. of textual records
Scope and content:
This project series documents the C. Cultural e Audit. para a Fundação Ibere Camargo in Porto Alegre, Brazil. While the records were held in the office’s archives this project was assigned the number 102/90. The office assigned the date 1998 to this project.
At the end of the nineties, an architectural competition was held for the construction of a new building for the Iberê Camargo Foundation. The foundation holds the archives and work of the Brazilian painter Ibere Carmargo, as well as hosts temporary exhibitions and seminars. The project site is located near the Guaíba River, between a cliff and the Avenida Padre Cacique. Collaborators on the project were Barbara Rangel, Pedro Polonia, Michele Gigante, Francesca Montalto, Atsushi Ueno, Rita Amaral, José Luiz Cana, and Camargo Correa.
The three-stories building is 88,000 square feet and includes nine galleries, storage spaces, offices, a bookstore, an auditorium, and a video library. Each of the galleries is independent but linked via a system of ramps. One of the unique qualities of the building are the ramps that come out of its concrete façade. Due to the limited space, the parking was built below the Avenida Padre Cacique. The building respects the concept of sustainable development, with a sewage treatment station that redistributes the water to the surrounding vegetation. The museum was Siza's first built project in Brazil and it was inaugurated in 2008. Siza received the Golden Lion award at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2003 for this project.
Documenting this project are sketches, studies, preliminary drawings, working drawings, technical drawings, and electrical drawings. Textual material includes project documentation, correspondence, and documentation regarding exhibitions about the building. Photographic material documents the models, project site, and built project.
Reference number:


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

Porto Alegre Brazil

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:
  • Portuguese

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