Biblioteca de Humanidades de la Universidade de Salamanca [Humanities Library, University of Salamanca], Salamanca, Spain (1998)
Part of:
  • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)
  • Alvaro Siza (architect)

Biblioteca de Humanidades de la Universidade de Salamanca [Humanities Library, University of Salamanca], Salamanca, Spain (1998)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 1069 drawings (including 994 reprographic copies)
    76 photographic materials
    5 models
    0.21 linear metres of textual documentation
Scope and content:
This project series documents the Biblioteca de Humanidades de la Universidade de Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain. While the records were held in the office’s archives this project was assigned the number 103/90. The office assigned the date 1998 to this project.

The project site was located on the site of the Colegio Mayor de Cuenca near the Palacio de Congresos built by Juan Navarro Baldeweg. Previously on this site was the Convento de San Agustin, which was destroyed during the Peninsular War. During the construction of the Colegio Mayor de Cuence archeological artifacts were discovered. The library was originally part of Siza's intervention in Salamanca, including a building for the Fundación Caja Duero and a building for the Fundación Germán Sánchez Ruipérez. None of these projects were realized. The design for the library included three floors and a basement and integrates architectural vestiges. The project was not realized.

Documenting this project are sketches, mechanical drawings, plumbing drawings, structural drawings and annotated plans. Textual materials include project documentation, correspondence, and details for the archaeological excavation. Photographic materials include panoramas and negatives showing the model.
Reference number:


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

Salamanca Spain

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:
  • Spanish
Related units of description:
  • Sketches for the Biblioteca de Humanidades de la Universidade de Salamanca are also included in Siza's sketchbooks found in Series AP178.S2 of this fonds. Of note are sketchbooks 477, 480, and 483.

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