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Mt Rex: Hybrid-programming within an industrial terrain vague. A means towards the reinvigoration of a marginalised community.

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dc.contributor.advisor McConchie, Graeme
dc.contributor.advisor Budgett, Jeanette
dc.contributor.author Lockie, Carley Maree
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-02T22:24:51Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-02T22:24:51Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_NZ
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2003
dc.description.abstract My home is at Muriwai; a west coast beach that bounds the Tasman Sea and stretches Northward to the Kaipara Harbour. The legacy of the Kaipara Harbour is [Mt Rex’s] concern. Through the preservation and reuse of a semi-abandoned industrial site, the project directs visitors’ attention towards the Harbour – its reputation as being untamed, its significance to local communities – and fights for the preservation of its ecologies. The project includes the hybrid-programming of three site-specific programmes on a semi-abandoned industrial landscape – crossing live industry with the touristic and scientific. Programmes have been proposed that will be beneficial to each another and to both the site and wider context in which they are situated. The project challenges society’s views about marginal landscapes, and takes advantage of the changing tourist gaze to educate visitors about the area. [Mt Rex] is not an attempt to construct boundaries, enforce reason, or conceal flaws, but rather to celebrate the specifics of place, and to celebrate the marginalised. With the redirection of the tourist gaze and the renunciation of society’s ideas toward approaching design in marginalised territories, (terrains vague), the project aims for a community and regional reinvigoration. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en en_NZ
dc.subject Preservation en_NZ
dc.subject Industrial landscapes en_NZ
dc.subject Tourist gaze en_NZ
dc.subject Marginal landscapes en_NZ
dc.title Mt Rex: Hybrid-programming within an industrial terrain vague. A means towards the reinvigoration of a marginalised community. en_NZ
dc.type Masters Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Master of Architecture (Professional) en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Unitec Institute of Technology en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden 120102 Architectural Heritage and Conservation en_NZ
unitec.pages 149 en_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliation Unitec Institute of Technology en_NZ


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