Document Type Master's Dissertation Author De Villiers, Louise email@example.com URN etd-01272011-162326 Document Title An architecture of meaning : the design of the headquarters for the National Department of Home Affairs Degree MArch(Prof) Department Architecture Supervisor
Advisor Name Title Ms C Combrinck Committee Chair Mr A Barker Committee Co-Chair Keywords
- City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality
- National Department of Home Affairs
Date 2011-04-16 Availability unrestricted AbstractThe project explores the expression of meaning in architecture against the backdrop of the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality as post-apartheid capital city. The architectural aim of the project is the consolidation of the National Department of Home Affairs and the design of the headquarters of this department.
The project starts with a brief exploration of the context of a post-colonial and post-apartheid city, and the aims and identity linked to an African democracy in the context of multiple cultural identities. The search for a national identity is linked to the existential question of ‘being’, which is related to an experiential understanding of physical surroundings.
Case studies include recent public buildings that form part of an era of searching for identity and contribute to the discovery of an underdeveloped element of multi-sensory experience in recent architectural projects related to the new democratic government.
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