Lifting the game
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Citation:Henley-Smith, S. (2018). Lifting the game. An unpublished research project submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional) Unitec Insititute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4524
RESEARCH QUESTION: How can the experience of movement drive the design of a vertical sports facility? AIM: Design a vertical recreational facility that focuses on sensory, and the visual experience of body and space, within an urban environment Sport has brought unforgettable experiences and excitement to people lives, but with the expansion of our cities, land is becoming scarce and the demand for more indoor facilities is growing. A vertical complex could influence the approach of future planning of New Zealand’s’ Sports architectural identity, with the designs adaptability to the dense urban environment, designing vertically. This project aims to investigate how the vertically of the project could implement body and space through visually capture motion in an architectural phenomenon. It tries to investigate how the selected sports volumes and spaces can engage the body and space. They are both visually exciting and will be experienced in different and specific ways. The physical movement of the human body could apply to an architecture concept of circulation and/ or forms. The research explores how the sport architecture program could drive the experience of the sensory design, through the materials and the complexity of architectural elements. This promotes the occupant’s visual engagement through the building creating an interesting and curious journey. The intricate design process seeks to incorporate these theories in the vertical sporting complex that is one program based on alive architecture, as an expression of motion. SITES: Shortland Street and Bankside Street Kitchen Street and Bankside Street