Habitações em Concepcion Arenal [Housing in Concepción Arenal], Cadiz, Spain (1989)
Part of:
  • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)
  • Alvaro Siza (architect)

Habitações em Concepcion Arenal [Housing in Concepción Arenal], Cadiz, Spain (1989)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • Approximately 397 drawings (including 245 reprographic copies)
    Approximately 165 photographic materials
    0.08 l.m. of textual records
Scope and content:
The project series documents the Habitações em Concepcion Arenal in Cádiz, Spain. While the records were held in the office’s archives this project was assigned the number 61/80. The office assigned the date 1989 for this project.

The project, located on Calle Concepción Arenal, consisted of two four-storey buildings on adjacent properties interrupted by Calle Botica (referred to as Block A and Block B in the project materials). Above Calle Botica, the two buildings reached toward each other with white visors on their roofs that shaded the street below. The project program described the buildings' use as commercial spaces and dwellings. Both volumes had interior courtyards that allowed natural lighting and cross ventilation for all residences. Towards the street, the buildings' lower façades were made from local stone, in stark contrast to the top façades in white plaster. The interior courtyards were faced in white plaster on all levels.

The project is recorded through drawings, photographs, slides and textual records dating from 1988-1992. The drawings include plans, elevations, sections, details, axonometric drawings and sketches, while the slides and photographs mostly show the built project. Textual records include specifications, correspondence, reports on the protection of Cádiz's Old Town, and building programs.
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Materials in this project series were compiled from multiple accessions. Materials within each accession were arranged by Álvaro Siza's office and have been kept in this order.

Cádiz Spain

Language of material:
  • Spanish

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