The master puppeteer
Sahib, Hamas Shahill
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Citation:Sahib, H. S. (2019). The master puppeteer. (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional)). Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4854
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4854
RESEARCH QUESTION: How can a parliamentary building encourage the participation of political concerns from the public? ABSTRACT: New Zealand is a democratic country in which the Members of Parliament (MPs) are chosen in free and fair elections, by citizens and permanent residents who are aged 18 years and over. The government represents the pursuit of duty and obligations to ensure the public’s interest are displayed before their own. Displaying fairness amongst its citizens to be treated equally, while taking great care and compassion to obey all laws. With such responsibility, the government, being the ministers and members who are elected to the House of Representatives every three years, are accountable to Parliament and are answerable for their actions and policies. The public places their trust with the government to perform their duties and obligations accordingly, representing upon our behalf to do what’s best for the nation, and not for any other political agendas. The government’s purpose is to pursue the well-being of civilians and fulfil their need for the betterment of society. However, too often, they do not deliver on their promises and need to be held accountable. Citizens should inform themselves by being more engaged and educated in political matters, something which governmental architecture needs to be promoting rather than a form of architecture that focuses on the importance of the government’s power and status. The Master Puppeteer is a research project that aims to introduce how a parliamentary building can encourage people to participate in political affairs by replacing the existing structure with an inclusive architecture that improves the engagement and participation of people across society. The Research document explores various methods that give deep insights into how government architecture influences political participation from the public. The research attempts to design a solid structure that maintains the status of political authority while empowering the public to ensure that the public’s presence feels appropriate. This interpretation attempts to provide an inclusive architecture that improves the engagement and participation of people across society and opens the door of how Inclusive architecture can be explored further.