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dc.contributor.authorPavlenko, Olga
dc.description.abstractRESEARCH QUESTION: How could Tokomaru Bay in the northern Gisborne region be given a second life by the adaptive reuse of the abandoned meat freezing works facility? Industrialization in New Zealand can significantly affect rural areas, especially if a major production facility provides the main source of income. At the community level, it brings either prosperity while it operates, or devastation when it closes down. Eventually, the original industrial programme of a facility will be no longer viable as the business has moved elsewhere, leaving the imprints of abandoned factories as a long-term reminder of the industrial past. Eventually they become neglected architectural sites. The history of Tokomaru Bay, a coastal town in the Gisborne District of New Zealand is evidence of how the rise and fall of an industry can affect an entire community. The facility, in the Tokomaru township of Waimā, has been abandoned for over 66 years and its closure resulted in a population decrease from over 1200 to approximately 390 residents, according to the 2013 census. The current freezing works complex is comprised of buildings in various stages of decay; however the sturdier ones are still intact with minor disruption, while others have grass growing wild among ruined walls. By asking how an isolated rural area can re-establish the livelihood of a community after the loss of the key local industry, this research examines the possibilities for the adaptive reuse of a dilapidated industrial site in Waimā, Tokomaru Bay. The proposed new use is backed up by relevant literature and precedent reviews and is drawn from the major historic events that took place in the area, as well as from the rich cultural background. The design seeks to revitalise the community and grow its prosperity; therefore the result of this architectural analysis is a design for a museum and a crafts centre at the site of the former freezing works.en_NZ
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dc.subjectTokomaru Bay (N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectWaimā (N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealand Shipping Company Offices and Wool Storeen_NZ
dc.subjectslaughter housesen_NZ
dc.subjectadaptive reuse of buildingsen_NZ
dc.subjectindustrial buildingsen_NZ
dc.subjectheritage conservationen_NZ
dc.subjectcrafts centresen_NZ
dc.subjectInternational Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)en_NZ
dc.subjectconservation standardsen_NZ
dc.subjectfreezing worksen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleAbandoned industrial spaces : the place of adaptive reuse in revitalising a rural community in Tokomaru Bay, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAuthoren_NZ of Architecture (Professional)en_NZ Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120102 Architectural Heritage and Conservationen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationPavlenko, O. (2018). Abandoned industrial spaces: The place of adaptive reuse in revitalising a rural community in Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand. 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
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalJadresin-Milic, Renata
unitec.advisor.associatedPretty, Annabel

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