A regenerative manifesto
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Citation:Murray, T. (2020). A regenerative manifesto. (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional)). Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10652/5343
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/5343
RESEARCH QUESTION: How can a regenerative methodology be applied to the design of an architectural school to influence a positive environmental change in the wider industry? SCOPE & LIMITATIONS: This project is an exploration of how a regenerative methodology can be applied to architectural education in order to provide a facility which sparks a change to a more sustainable and resilient industry of the built environment. Exploring regenerative theories and frameworks throughout a design process is the main subject of the research. The Mount Albert campus of Unitec Institute of Technology provides the context for this investigation. The real-world redesign and development of the campus is not the cause or focus of the project and does not reflect Unitec’s intent for the site. Instead, the campus acts as a canvas upon which the research can shape its exploration in a real-world context. While exploration into the cultural processes and history of the site is essential for this project, the cultural considerations are based on research and existing resources instead of personal collaboration with mana whenua. This is because the research prioritises regenerative research to generate a new methodology for design. A real- world project requires intensive collaboration with local iwi, as well as the wider communities and stakeholders of the place. While the research considers the programme and educational systems in architecture, this is in response to the regenerative methodology and is not a driver of the research. Throughout the project, the highest priority is given to generating a theoretical outcome for a resilient, inspirational and regenerative design outcome.