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Landside Synthesis

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dc.contributor.advisor McDonald, Chris Melhop, Luke 2014-11-11T01:43:17Z 2014-11-11T01:43:17Z 2014 2014
dc.description.abstract The rapid development of commercial aviation produced the contemporary airport in its wake: a synthesis of culture, consumerism and infrastructure. While airports have remained for the most part in peripheral locations, they have developed to a scale and complexity comparable with that of the city/town centre. Isolated, internalized, edge cites. The Queenstown International Airport is the fourth busiest in New Zealand, with passenger traffic figures set to double in the next 25 years; the Wakatipu Basin in which it resides is currently the 2nd fastest growing population in New Zealand. A subsequent design hypothesis is established in line with the projected growth of both environments, questioning if an urban centre and an airport, two physically antithetical environments, can be synthesized if planned synonymously. A critique of the conventional terminal program is the primary initiator of a new form of development, along with design strategies for injecting the airport terminal into an urban environment. The physical design output of this thesis takes the form of an urban masterplan, contextualizing the town centre in relation to the existing built regions of the Wakatipu Basin, forming a framework to outwork the design of a new international airport at an architectural scale, investigating the implications of the program opened to a pedestrian environment. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Airport en_NZ
dc.subject Urban en_NZ
dc.subject Queenstown en_NZ
dc.title Landside Synthesis en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Architecture en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ Architecture en_NZ Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ Master's en_NZ Master of Architecture (Professional) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 120101 Architectural Design en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 120501 Community Planning en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 120507 Urban Analysis and Development en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 120508 Urban Design en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design en_NZ

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