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dc.contributor.authorTimu, Benjamin
dc.description.abstractRESEARCH QUESTION: How can the architectural redevelopment of St Pius X School preserve and accommodate its unique spirit and culture? St Pius X School in Glenn Innes, Auckland, New Zealand consists of a unique make up that distinguishes [it] from other schools. St Pius X School is a Catholic school, accommodating yeas 1-8 with a demographic of 99% Pasifika pupils. Glenn Innes is a low-socio economic area and is predicted to grow within the next decade as housing increases in and around the Tāmaki region (Point England, Panmure and Glenn Innes). Despite the lack of Pasifika people in the local area, the school continues to flourish with Pasifika pupils. The rundown 1950s buildings achieve the bare minimum to optimise the school's unique qualities. The project explores the ways to continue this culture and develop architectural solutions to revitalise the school's property. This includes interweaving community presence into the school's fabric. New 21st century pedagogy will also be implemented to accommodate for modern and versatile learning environments. Developing an architectural solution involved looking into architectural precedents and examing Pasifika pattern behaviours. The users of the school are intergenerational which means the facilities on-site are also accessed outside of school hours. This perpetuates the existing culture of St Pius X School while achieving an updated modern learning environment.en_NZ
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dc.subjectSt Pius X Schoolen_NZ
dc.subjectGlenn Innes (Auckland, N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectschool architectureen_NZ
dc.subjectschool building designen_NZ
dc.subjectPasifika studentsen_NZ
dc.subjectprimary schoolsen_NZ
dc.subjectprimary studentsen_NZ
dc.subjectcommunity-school collaborationen_NZ
dc.subjectcommunity engagementen_NZ
dc.subjectcommunity centresen_NZ
dc.subjectprivate schoolsen_NZ
dc.subjectCatholic schoolsen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleSt Pius X School Glenn Innes : matter tells space how to curve, space tells matter how to moveen_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAuthoren_NZ of Architecture (Professional)en_NZ Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130105 Primary Education (excl. Māori)en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Māori)en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationTImu, B. (2018). St Pius X School Glenn Innes : matter tells space how to curve, space tells matter how to move. An upublished research project submitted in partial fulfillment 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
dc.subject.tukutukuTāngata o Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwaen_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalMcConchie, Graeme
unitec.advisor.associatedPretty, Annabel

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