Laboratório Showroom Habitação Dimensione Fuoco [Dimensione Fuocco Laboratory, Showroom and Housing], San Donà di Piave, Italy (1993)
Part of:
  • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)
  • Alvaro Siza (architect)

Laboratório Showroom Habitação Dimensione Fuoco [Dimensione Fuocco Laboratory, Showroom and Housing], San Donà di Piave, Italy (1993)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 797 drawings (including 624 reprographic copies on paper)
    678 photographic materials
    11 maps
    3 models
    1 artefact
    0.2 l.m. of textual records
Scope and content:
This project series documents the Laboratório Showroom Habitação Dimensione Fuoco in San Donà di Piave, Italy. While the records were held in the office’s archives this project was assigned the number 39/90. The office assigned the date 1993 to this project.

The firm Dimensione Fuoco Vetroveneto commissioned Siza to design the extension of a building. The design proposed by Siza was a 3000 square metre triangular building, connecting with the existing structure with a courtyard and a boundary wall. It was intended that the cultural organization Circolo Architteture would occupy the space. The program included spaces for architectural conferences and exhibitions, a library and archives. Siza was also supposed to design a sculpture in the park near the building. It is not clear if the project was realized.

Documenting this project are sketches, studies, design development drawings and working drawings. Textual materials include project documentation and correspondence. Photographic materials document the models, project site and construction work.
Reference number:


Material in this series was arranged by Álvaro Siza’s office and has been kept in this order.
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:
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
Related units of description:
  • Sketches for the Laboratório Showroom Habitação Dimensione Fuoco are also included in Siza's sketchbooks found in Series AP178.S2 of this fonds. Of note are sketchbooks 337 and 350.

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