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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Hansen, Karsten
URN etd-07092008-122108
Document Title Reclaiming lost space : a centre for sports and education development in the Pretoria city centre
Degree MArch(Prof)
Department Architecture
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Mr G White
Keywords
  • Pretoria vernacular
  • bridge builder
  • unprogrammed space
  • lost space
  • sports
  • education
Date 2008-04-10
Availability unrestricted
Abstract

The dissertation considers contemporary theory with regards to unprogrammed space and the impact of such space on the urban environment. The intrinsic relationship between programmed and unprogrammed space is defined, resulting in a formal translation in terms of an architectural intervention.

Lost space is the evidence of inept urban planning and this study attempts to reintegrate an entire city block into the urban fabric of the city. The exploration of a new programme into the area, takes the form of a sports and education facility in an urban park.

The final proposal creates a place of relief in the city, with Pretoria's inherent vernacular used as a generator of form. The design unifies a disparate community by using sport as a bridge builder and providing a canvas for urban exchange.

University of Pretoria 2007

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