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dc.contributor.authorWang, Chengyan
dc.description.abstractRESEARCH QUESTIONS: To achieve the aims of creating a powerful and peaceful atmosphere through a new cemetery, 2 questions have been proposed: 1 What are the key elements for creating such an atmosphere? 2 How can they be expressed? PROJECT OUTLINE: Within the backdrop of the crisis of memory in the contemporary world, the denial of death in human nature, and the urgent need for burial plots, a new cemetery is proposed to build in Auckland. A cemetery is a storeroom of memories of our city which serves a basic human need to memorialize and be memorialized. It is so crucial for us because “memories are stepping stones from the past and the future,” which links generations. In the process of site selection, I found out research by the former Waitakere City Council to support “either expansion of the Waikumete cemetery, or purchase and development of a replacement site”. The study concluded that “the most prudent option was to continue operating the Waikumete cemetery and to utilize a combination of expansion into undeveloped land and more land-efficient burial and ash interment methods”. The report also suggested more use of mausolea and ash plots. So my design is in accordance with the conclusion of the research for the development of the Waikumete cemetery.en_NZ
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dc.subjectWaikumete Cemetery (Auckland, N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectAuckland (N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectcemetery architectureen_NZ
dc.subjectmemorial designen_NZ
dc.subjectash internmentsen_NZ
dc.subjectash plotsen_NZ
dc.subjectmemorial wallsen_NZ
dc.subjectdeath and dyingen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleA journey through sound and light : Waikumete cemetery new developmenten_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAuthoren_NZ of Architecture (Professional)en_NZ Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120101 Architectural Designen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationWang, C. (2016). A journey through sound and light: Waikumete cemetery new development (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional)).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.advisor.principalAustin, Michael
unitec.advisor.associatedBudgett, Jeanette

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