Document Type Master's Dissertation Author Holliday, Bronwyn Doreen email@example.com URN etd-07312008-161001 Document Title Connection : a Public Visual Information Centre in Newtown, Johannesburg Degree MInt(Prof) Department Architecture Supervisor
Advisor Name Title Prof B P Jekot Committee Chair Keywords
- architecture and cinema
Date 2007-11-22 Availability unrestricted Abstract
The Migrant Workers Hostel and the four Artisan Houses, situated on a corner site within the Newtown Cultural Precinct, holds untapped historic and cultural potential that no facility occupying that site has allowed it to reach. The desire to conceptualise a new role for these abandoned heritage buildings on this culturally significant site was the initial motivation for the intervention.
The intended design intervention transforms the existing derelict site into one of opportunity, through a public education facility, allowing information to be accessed through the media film.
Through the new interpretation of a safe study environment, 'Connection' allows everyone the opportunity of accessing information and furthering oneself.
ŠUniversity of Pretoria 2007
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