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dc.contributor.authorSingh, Raina
dc.description.abstractRESEARCH QUESTION: Is there an urban architecture that can connect a light rail transport hub with the local landscape to unlock a sense of community within the Māngere Town Centre? Urban green spaces play a vital role in the well-being of neighbourhoods and in building a closer relationship with nature. Yet, urban design has tended to treat green spaces as periphery amenities or as casual after-thoughts in the development of urban living spaces. In the context of Auckland, with a fast-growing population, a prioritising of motor vehicles infrastructure in outlying suburbs, and an underappreciation of the city’s unique natural landscapes, the urban environment is often defined by vacancy and neglect. This project develops an architectural intervention that aims to capture the value of urban green spaces as assets for creating a liveable neighbourhood, which also will become a catalyst for the revitalisation of the Mangere Town Centre by reconnecting people to the natural landscapes of their community. This is achieved by creating a community-oriented architecture to support local and regional transport and to connect local and civic spaces. The outcome is an architecture that establishes a strong connection from regional transportation to the Mangere Town Centre. From this point, the transit link threads through to Puketutu Regional park and shapes a series of ‘backyard’ spaces for the Mangere community.en_NZ
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dc.subjectMāngere (Auckland, N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectAuckland (N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectPuketutu Island (Auckland, N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectMāngere Town Centre (Auckland, N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectgreen space networksen_NZ
dc.subjectlight railen_NZ
dc.subjectrail transporten_NZ
dc.subjecturban railen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleUnlocking the potential of neglected urban spaces : Mangere Bridge West : community connection to the natural landscapeen_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAuthoren_NZ of Architecture (Professional)en_NZ Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120107 Landscape Architectureen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden150702 Rail Transportation and Freight Servicesen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationSingh, R. (2018). Unlocking the potential of neglected urban spaces : Māngere Bridge West : community connection to the natural landscape.An unpublished research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Masters of Architecture (Professional), Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand.en_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalIrving, Daniel
unitec.advisor.associatedJadresin-Milic, Renata

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