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dc.contributor.authorScott-Woods, Brendan
dc.description.abstractAs a gateway to New Zealand, Auckland airport is one of the first impressions an international visitor will have, and the last impression they will have when leaving. This impression should convey our unique culture and do so through inspirational and innovative architectural forms. The purpose of my project is to produce an architectural solution to the following questions: - How does one represent New Zealand’s cultural identity through architectural form? - How can these forms be applied to architecture in the form of an airport terminal? The reason for this choice of topic arose during a visit to the existing Auckland International Airport (AIA) late last year to collect family members on their first trip to New Zealand. I was left feeling disappointed with what was to be their first impression of our country. I consider the architecture of AIA to be an incoherent assortment of architectural styles with superficial allusions to New Zealand culture. Like most international airport terminals, AIA is undergoing a continual refurbishment process to try and stay in vogue. Over the years, this has resulted in a shed like structure with numerous disconnected architectural styles, and an over-reliance upon two dimensional cultural representations that conceal unimaginative architectural structure, and lack a sense of place. The aim of this project is to design a new airport terminal in the Auckland area, with a greater sense of place than the current Auckland airport. My goal is to design an airport that gives a sense of place and provides an inspiring and welcoming first impression to visitors.en_NZ
dc.sourceairport terminal designen_NZ
dc.subjectairport designen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealand architectureen_NZ
dc.subjectcultural identityen_NZ
dc.subjectsense of placeen_NZ
dc.subjectairport terminal designen_NZ
dc.titleExploring cultural gateways: Designing a new international airport terminal that represents New Zealand’s cultural identityen_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ of Architecture (Professional)en_NZ Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120101 Architectural Designen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationScott-Woods, B. (2011). Exploring cultural gateways: Designing a new international airport terminal that represents New Zealand’s cultural identity. (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional)). Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeAuckland, New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalAustin, Michael
unitec.advisor.associatedHewitt, John

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