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Taranaki as a Great Street : how can stream daylighting be used as an urban device in place-making?

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dc.rights.license Creative Commons GNU GPL en_NZ
dc.contributor.advisor Connolly, Peter
dc.contributor.author Smink, Matthias
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-03T03:49:50Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-03T17:58:04Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-03T03:49:50Z
dc.date.available 2022-11-03T17:58:04Z
dc.date.copyright 2015
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/29771
dc.description.abstract The historical procedure to contain and pipe streams that interrupted urban development was considered best practice in the management of stormwater systems. However, the inherent value of open waterways has been recognised in providing for community well-being, including stormwater treatment, flood management, aesthetics and recreation. The practice of bringing historic streams to the surface is referred to as ‘daylighting’. Stream daylighting tends to occur as nature restoration in the form of a park; it is much rarer to find it in a constrained environment in a more ‘architectural’ solution. The objective of this investigation was to offer stream daylighting as more than the re-introduction of nature in the urban environment and use it as an urban device for place- and city-making. It is an understatement to say that people inhabiting space are influenced by their environment. My interest lies in this influence and the possibilities it brings when it can be harnessed in design. The knowledge of behaviour in space formed around the notion of affect and affordances can have large-scale consequences in urban development; it can dictate the perception of space. This pertains not solely to the built environment, but extends to the natural environment as well. I developed a fieldwork technique (relating cross-sections to behaviour) in order to understand placemaking and what is involved in the behaviour of the street, the environment and the city by building on the interpretations of environmental perception as explained by Deleuze and Guatarri. The far-reaching consequences of urban restructuring and the role psychology plays were unexpected yet intriguing, resulting in a encompassing study that views the larger implications of an urban project, but might lack some finesse in the architectural details due to time constraints. Additionally, stewardship over nature is a strong sentiment in New Zealand (Kaitiakitanga). Water pollution is an ongoing problem in New Zealand and every effort has to be taken to reduce it. Wellington’s geographical features show potential for urban stream daylighting on Taranaki Street. In order to maximise its potential, I needed to understand the hydrology of Wellington and the inherent technical difficulties pertaining hydrodynamics. Correlations between completed projects and their location provided helpful in determining dimensions and layout for my own design. These aspects were brought together in my thesis and, in my view, explored in greater detail than is the norm. en_NZ
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dc.language en
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.rights Access is restricted to staff and students only. For information please contact the Library. en_NZ
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/nz/
dc.subject Urban daylighting en_NZ
dc.subject Stream daylighting en_NZ
dc.subject Urban redevelopment en_NZ
dc.subject Pedestrian infrastructure en_NZ
dc.subject Multi-modal infrastructure en_NZ
dc.subject Stormwater management en_NZ
dc.title Taranaki as a Great Street : how can stream daylighting be used as an urban device in place-making? en_NZ
dc.title.alternative How can stream daylighting be used as an urban device in place-making? en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
dc.date.updated 2015-10-23T06:17:07Z
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Architecture en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 120107 Landscape Architecture en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 120508 Urban Design en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 880106 Road Infrastructure and Networks en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 920405 Environmental Health en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 960106 Urban and Industrial Air Quality en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 960812 Urban and Industrial Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 960912 Urban and Industrial Water Management en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrctoa 3 APPLIED RESEARCH en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Landscape Architecture en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Master of Landscape Architecture en_NZ

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