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dc.contributor.authorBatts, William
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-02T23:34:39Z
dc.date.available2015-11-02T23:34:39Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/3089
dc.description.abstractToday we live in an ‘Enlightened’ society, ideas of spirituality and religion have become increasingly scrutinised in the public arena. The Church is no longer the super power of western civilisation that it once was. Inevitable some would say, but the question must be asked... Is society better off? - What if the church was the center of a city or town like it once was? This research project, A Place to Meet, explores the possibility of a church being the hub of a city and/or town like it once was. This project addresses the increasing usage of warehouses as Christian places of worship, (classified as light weight steel buildings, constructed with low cost materials). These buildings function as ‘islands’ isolated from their local communities, with the architecture offering little invitation for the public to engage in the church. How can a church be more than a place to hold services and/ or run programs? How can a church site be more than a collection of facilities supporting these various programs? How can the church be more immersed in its local community? How can a church be a community hub? What does todays society need in a church building? How can a church building be a message of the gospel itself - a practical tangible and clearly communicated visual message, proclaiming the necessity and importance of a church in its community. Project site: 17 Marewa Road, Greenlane, Auckland.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectchurch architectureen_NZ
dc.subjectcommunity centresen_NZ
dc.subjectwarehouse churchesen_NZ
dc.subjectGreenlane (Auckland, N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectAuckland (N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleA place to meet : a response to the rise of the ‘modern warehouse church’en_NZ
dc.title.alternativeResearch question: How can a modern church be a community hub as well as a place of worship?en_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAuthoren_NZ
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architecture (Professional)en_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120101 Architectural Designen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationBatts, W. (2015). A place to meet : a response to the rise of the ‘modern warehouse church’. Masters thesis explanatory document. An unpublished research project submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture Professional, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand.en_NZ
unitec.pages127en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalMcConchie, Graeme
unitec.institution.studyareaArchitecture
dc.identifier.wikidataQ112908120


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