"Organic" growth : the second transformation of Victoria Park Market in Freeman’s Bay.
Sampurno, Anindito Bayu
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Citation:Sampurno, A. B. (2011). "Organic" growth: The second transformation of Victoria Park Market in Freeman’s Bay. An explanatory document submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements on the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional) Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand.
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RESEARCH QUESTION: Can adaptive reuse, as an architectural tool, be used effectively to transform Victoria Park Market within the urban redevelopment context? Adaptive reuse is a tool for retaining an architectural object from demolition, preserving its historical value. On the other hand, it can be perceived as a process of ‘building evolution’ to fit with the urban environment where it is located. Using Victoria Park Market in Freeman’s Bay and reinforced by the ‘organic’ approach, I have investigated how a particular heritage building can organically grow and transform, responding to social needs and urban redevelopment. The idea of ‘organic’ was developed in the way the building transforms within the urban context and the building programme proposed for the transformation. The research consists of two components - a writing component, which explores the knowledge of adaptive reuse, organic architecture and description of the existing site and proposed programme, and a design component, which demonstrates the possibilities of building transformation through the adaptive reuse process.