From extraction to rejuvenation : how can architecture influence the re‐purposing of quarries to suit an environmentally conscious urban environment?
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Citation:Pullan, B. (2019). From extraction to rejuvenation : how can architecture influence the re‐purposing of quarries to suit an environmentally conscious urban environment? (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional)).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/10652/4820
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In the pursuit of a developing city, quarries have been a source for raw material, providing employment and fundamental economic components for cities. As raw resources tend to deplete in the quarry, it subsequently harms the landscape. In the transition from a rural to urban landscape surrounding the space, the need for safe and efficient space exacerbates. This project aims to discuss issues associated with vacant quarries. By addressing the literal ‘hole’ it leaves in the environment and discussing its environmental impact from resource extraction, this project can reflect on the destruction of the natural topography and landscape it has caused to seek positive spatial interventions for its future. Auckland, ever‐growing, has made urban development a priority at the consequence of natural the environment. An example of this is the degradation of Auckland’s wetlands, which today is estimated to be down to a remaining 10%. The re‐purposing of quarries provides an opportunity for architectural solutions to both minimize the environmental impact of quarrying and to sensibly develop environmental attitudes for future generations.