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Architecture: A catalyst for youth development

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dc.contributor.author Leat, Adrian
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-03T20:03:40Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-03T20:03:40Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_NZ
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2008
dc.description.abstract “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” - Confucius This design project attempts to explore the relationship between the power of architecture and the successful development of youth originating from low socio-economic backgrounds. The project integrates sport as the driving factor behind their development, thus involves the design of a sports facility in New Zealand. The design of this facility seeks to investigate how architecture can be used as a cohesive and motivating element towards the social and physical development of these youth in order for them to become successful adults. Through the provision of this functional facility and the implementation of currently successful and viable social and physical development strategies, the project aims to empower youth to become responsible citizens who are strong and self-confident with sound social awareness. In the long term, this project seeks to develop these youth into the role models of the future. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en en_NZ
dc.subject Sports facility design en_NZ
dc.subject Youth development en_NZ
dc.subject Social development en_NZ
dc.subject Physical development en_NZ
dc.title Architecture: A catalyst for youth development 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 120101 Architectural Design en_NZ
unitec.pages 143 en_NZ


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