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Records of the CIAM Belgian Section, 1928-1958 (bulk 1934-1958)

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Finding aid for the Records of the CIAM Belgian Section, 1928-1958 (bulk 1934-1958)
Series III. Documents, 1928-1957 ca. 2.1 lin. ft.
Series III.E. CIAM V, Paris, 1934-1937 1.0 box and 2 folders
Documents relate to the 5th CIAM congress, Paris, France, 1937.
Box Folder
4 12 Minutes of CIAM delegates meeting, London, 1934 May 20-21 10.0 pp.
Agenda and minutes for May 20 and 21 meetings, including country reports, discussion of CIAM IV publication La ville fonctionnelle and preparations for CIAM V.
4 12 Explication du tableau "La ville fonctionelle", n.d. 2.0 copies
Gives results of CIAM IV and resulting directives for CIAM V projects. Written by French CIAM group. With pencil annotation: "Introduction du programme du Ve congrès."
4 12 Architecture and town planning in England, 1934 Dec 10 5.0 pp.
Text of Wells Coates's article, written for L'Equerre.
See Series I. Box 1, f. 1-2 for L'Equerre's correspondence with Coates.
4 13 List of CIAM section secretariats, n.d.
Names and addresses, with number of document copies required for distribution.
4 13 CIRPAC roster, 1935 Apr
Countries, names and addresses of CIRPAC members.
4 13 Minutes of CIRPAC meeting, Amsterdam, 1935 June 9-13 12.0 pp., 2 copies
Agenda and minutes, including description of public exhibition La ville fonctionnelle and report on book publication status, as well as program planning and location for CIAM V.
4 13 Minutes of Belgian section meeting, 1935 Oct 29 3.0 pp.
Preparations for upcoming CIAM "Exposition d'urbanisme", Brussels, 1936 Mar, and L'Equerre's "Exposition d'architecture et d'urbanisme", Liège, 1936 May; final 1935 issue of L'Equerre to explore past, present and future work of CIAM. With agenda for next meeting.
4 13 Minutes of Belgian section meeting, 1935 Nov 26 3.0 pp.
Continued discussion of previous meeting topics. With agenda for next meeting.
Box Folder
5 1 Minutes of Belgian section meeting, 1936 Jan 3 3.0 pp.
1936 Brussels and Liège exhibitions; admission of new members. With agenda for next meeting.
5 1 Minutes of Belgian section meeting, 1936 Feb 5 3.0 pp.
Program for CIAM V; 1936 Brussels and Liège exhibitions. With agenda for next meeting.
5 1 Minutes of Belgian section meeting, 1936 Mar 12 4.0 pp.
Death of Karl Moser, past president of CIAM; Eggericx's resignation from CIAM; admission of new members; continued plans for 1936 Liège exhibition.
5 1 Announcement of CIRPAC meeting, La Sarraz, n.d.
With costs.
5 2 Documents de la réunion de La Sarraz, 1936 Sept 9-12 17.0 pp.
Assembled CIRPAC meeting documents. Includes cover; opening statement; program; schedule of work groups with topics and members; press commission tasks; conceptual outline of architectural objectives and related social requirements (3 pp.); 1936 financial statements with graph, in German (6 pp.); Algerian CIAM group report, by P. A. Emery (2 pp.); Swiss CIAM group report (3 pp.).
5 3 Plan pour les projets de récréation, 1936 Sept 2 8.0 pp.
Schematic plan for recreational facilities, presented at La Sarraz CIRPAC meeting by Opbouw of Rotterdam. Includes cover letter.
5 3 CIAM financial statements (French), 1936 6.0 pp.
Statements for 1935 Jan-1936 Mar and 1936 Apr-1936 Sept, and budget for 1936-37. With graph.
5 3 Voyage La Sarraz, congrès CIRPAC, 1936 Sept 9-12 6.0 pp.
Handwritten notes detailing Belgian section automobile travel expenses, route etc. With typescript page of CIAM promotional text.
5 4 CIRPAC meeting report, La Sarraz, 1936 Sept 30 19.0 pp., 2 copies
Final CIRPAC report (German). Includes cover; cover letter dated Oct 3; table of contents; preliminary remarks; list of participants; report on "Die funktionelle Stadt"; program planning for CIAM V, including descriptions of city planning projects; treasury report; and nine commission reports.
5 5 CIRPAC meeting report, La Sarraz, 1936 Sept 30 17.0 pp., 2 copies
Final CIRPAC report (French). Includes table of contents; preliminary remarks; list of participants; report on La ville fonctionnelle; program planning for CIAM V, including descriptions of city planning projects; treasury report; and nine commission reports.
5 5 Report of the program commission for CIAM V, Paris 1937, n.d. 2.0 pp.
List of proposed plans and lecture topics to be presented at CIAM V: typescript of report in final CIRPAC report.
5 6 Minutes of Belgian section meeting, 1936 Oct 14 2.0 pp.
La Sarraz CIRPAC meeting; Syrkus questionnaire on hollow walls ("le mur creux"); 1936 Liège exhibition; financial questions; attendance questions.
5 6 CIAM V congrès de Paris, 1937 Jan 15 4.0 pp.
Detailed program for CIAM V Logis et loisirs.
5 6 Programme de travail du Ve congrès, n.d. 5.0 pp.
CIAM V, Paris outline for economic zone surveys, focusing on country, region, city, and sanitary infrastructure. With pencil annotations (in an alphanumeric scheme). Notes on verso mention Marcel Florkin and Jean Nihon. Paper copy of the oversize document in Flat file folder 1**.
5 6 Questionnaire, La législation et le régime foncier, . 1937 Jan 4.0 pp.
Questionnaire on land regulation.
5 6 La législation et le régime foncier en fonction de l'urbanisme, 1937 Jan 3.0 pp.
Discussion of land regulation reform, and the need to implement "mobilisation du sol" and abolish private land ownership. Appendix to questionnaire.
5 6 Section belge des CIAM: payement des cotisations des membres, 1936-1939
Lists Belgian section member payments for fiscal years 1936-1937, 1937-1938, and 1938-1939.
5 6 Announcement of Belgian section meeting, 1937 Feb 23
With agenda.
5 6 Minutes of Belgian section meeting, 1937 Feb 26 3.0 pp., 2 copies
CIAM V, Paris; land regulation questionnaire; 2nd CIRPAC delegate; membership application of Kondracki; discussion of Koen Limperg misunderstanding.
5 7 CIAM financial statements (French), 1937 4.0 pp.
Statements for 1935 Apr-1937 Mar. With graph.
5 7 CIAM financial statements (German), 1937 4.0 pp.
Statements for 1935 Apr-1937 Mar With graph.
5 7 Taxation des groupes pour 1936/37, n.d.
CIAM group contributions.
5 7 Invitation, Ve congrès de Paris: "Logis et loisirs", n.d.
Invitation to CIAM V, with program, themes and work method.
5 7 CIAM circular, 1937 Apr
Request for names and addresses of CIAM members and associates, to be invited to CIAM V.
5 7 Liste des membres, 1937 Mar 13
Names and addresses of Belgian section members.
5 7 Agenda for CIAM delegates' meeting, Paris, 1937 June 28
With handwritten message by Victor Bourgeois.
5 8 Solutions de principe, 1937 Apr 21.0 pp., 2 copies
CIAM V report no. 1, by Le Corbusier. Bound pamphlet.
5 8 Cas d'application: villes, 1937 June 15.0 pp., 2 copies
CIAM V report no. 2, by Sert. Bound pamphlet.
5 8 L'urbanisme rural, 1937 June 16.0 pp.
Annex to CIAM V report no. 3, by Norbert Bézard. Bound pamphlet.
5 8 Méthodes de travail du congrès, n.d. 1.0 p.
Framework for CIAM V discussions, and plans for CIAM V publication.
5 8 Programme de travail du Ve congrès, 1937 5.0 pp.
Copy of CIAM V, Paris outline for economic zone surveys, focusing on country, region, city, and sanitary infrastructure. Translation by Fitschy. Original oversized document on tracing paper (see Series IV. Flat file folder 1**).
5 8 Daily schedules for CIAM V, 1937 June 29-July 2 5.0 pp., 2 copies
Separate sheets for June 29, June 30, July 1, and July 2.
5 9 Report on Solutions de principe, 1937 June 3.0 pp., 3 copies
Report of 1st CIAM V commission (president: Wiesmann) on report no. 1 by Le Corbusier. With a proposal for practical application projects ("cas d'application") for CIAM VI. With second incomplete copy (2 of 3 pp.)
5 9 Report on Cas d'application des villes, n.d. 3.0 pp., 2 copies
Report of 2nd CIAM V commission (president: Emery) on report no. 2 by Sert. With conclusions drawn from presented surveys of Zürich, Rotterdam and Antwerp.
5 9 Report on Cas d'application: régions et campagnes, 1937 July 2.0 pp., 2 copies
Report of 3rd CIAM V commission (president: Limperg) on report no. 3 by Syrkus, and Bézard's annexed report. With resolutions concerning rural development.
5 10 Architecture et médecine, 1937 June 9.0 pp.
Report of speech (numbered A 1) by P. Winter, concerning health and hygiene and their relationship to architecture and city planning. With a discussion of sunlight, and of improving city planning for children. (Text not fully reproduced on p. 7.)
5 10 Technique et finance au service du plan, n.d. 3.0 pp.
Text of speech (numbered A 2) by P. Lenoir, engineer. With a discussion of new construction methods and the need for financial prioritization.
5 10 Technik und Finanz im Dienste des Planes, n.d. 3.0 pp.
German copy of Lenoir's speech.
5 10 Propositions du groupe hollandais [...], 1937 June 3.0 pp.
Dutch section's critique (numbered A 3) of reports by Le Corbusier and Bézard. With a discussion of new agriculture.
5 10 Communication du groupe anglais, 1937 June 2.0 pp.
English section report (numbered A 4), with a brief discussion of London's development and the "Theory of Contacts".
5 11 Organisation des loisirs dans les cités ouvrières, 1937 June 4.0 pp.
Essay by Stanisław Tołwiński, of the Polish section, discussing the range of leisure activities that should be foreseen through needs analysis and made available by architects and city planners. Tołwiński sees the home interior as a conservative space, alterable only through exterior community planning. With a mention of the worker housing complex Rakowiec.
5 11 Les logements et les cités-ouvrières en Pologne, 1937 June 3.0 pp., 2 copies
Report by Helena Syrkus of the Polish section, concerning limits to be considered in budgets for worker housing construction. With a mention of Theodor Toeplitz and of the worker housing complex Zoliborz.
5 11 Intervention au 3ème rapport par le groupe hongrois sur les constructions rurales, n.d. 1.0 p.
Text of speech by Forbat Ligeti of the Hungarian section, on the need for government initiative in providing rural housing.
5 11 Les bases de la reconstruction rurale en Hongrie, n.d. 5.0 pp.
Text by Virgile Bierbauer, with a historical overview of Hungarian land use, agriculture and settlement patterns, and recommendations for rural development.
5 12 Plan d'aménagement d'une partie de l'agglomération anversoise (rive droite), n.d. 2.0 copies
Explanation of urban development plan for Antwerp, presented by Hannekroot, Braem and Hoste of the Belgian section.
5 12 Rapport sur l'exposition et le congrès d'urbanisme, 1937 June 11 4.0 pp.
Report from L'Equerre, of the Belgian section, on its recent participation in city planning exhibitions. With a solicitation of funds for mounting the next Liège exhibition, planned for 1939.
5 12 CIAM: Section belge, n.d. 1.0 p.
Explanation of Belgian section structure and mission.
5 12 Communication du groupe d'Algérie, n.d. 1.0 p.
Algerian section's response to report no. 2 by Sert.
5 12 Plan et règlement; Une étape de la biogénèse des villes: les cités satellites, 1937 June 23 4.0 pp.
Response of Jean-Pierre Faure, engineer based in Algiers, to sections 4 and 23 of Le Corbusier's report no. 1. States the need for a coherent body of city planning doctrines and updated building regulations, and analyzes the relations between the city center and its surrounding suburbs (garden cities or satellite cities).
5 12 L'urbanisme et l'architecture devant le danger aérien, n.d. 1.0 p.
Outline of speech by Colonel Vauthier, discussing ways to protect urban constructions from air attack (fire, explosive projectiles, poison gas).
5 12 Adresses de restaurants pour les congressistes, 1937
Restaurant list for CIAM V attendees.
5 12 Banquet de clôture, 1937 July 3 2.0 pp., 2 copies
Invitation to closing banquet, including visit to Le Corbusier and Jeanneret's "Pavillon des temps nouveaux" and recreational activities.
5 12 Logis et loisirs: Ve congrès CIAM, Paris, 1937 2.0 copies
Printed prospectus and order form for CIAM V publication. With full table of contents on verso; includes list of all reports and papers presented at congress.
5 13 Légende, Zeichenerklärung, Legend, n.d. 3.0 items
Fold-out indexes (numbered I, II and III) of signs and symbols for city planning documents.


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