The archives of Álvaro Siza, whose drawings, sketches, and models have been exhibited in the most renowned cultural institutions around the world, may soon be transferred to the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Centre Canadien d'Architecture, CCA) in Montreal. The architect confirmed on Wednesday to Portuguese paper PÚBLICO that he has been "in talks" with the CCA, as well as other un-named institutions from different countries, in order to "decide the future" of his archives.
"I can not move anything, because I have not decided anything. I do not know when that will be decided," said Siza.
Contacted by PÚBLICO, the CCA did not confirm the negotiations with the Portuguese architect, warning that it is still too early to announce an agreement. However, if the negotiations do end well, Siza's archives will be in the company of others from renowned architects such as Peter Eisenman, Aldo Rossi, and James Stirling.
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