Feed the fish

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Locke, Adam
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Master of Architecture (Professional)
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Unitec Institute of Technology
Date
2013
Supervisors
Turner, David
McPherson, Peter
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Masters Thesis
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Torpedo Bay (Devonport, Auckland, N.Z.)
Devonport (Auckland, N.Z.)
Auckland (N.Z.)
marine centres
coral reefs
New Zealand
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Locke, A. (2013). Feed the fish. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Masters of Architecture [Professional] Unitec Institute of Technology.
Abstract
Man currently takes no ownership for the oceans despite being a major contributor to its current state. People are happy utilising it for their own needs but lack conviction in order to take ownership. An architectural intervention could help to begin this change in perspective. A building that was based upon public education and research has the potential to reintroduce man to the ocean wilderness in a positive way. This research is an in-depth exploration of how architecture can contribute to this massive ecological and environmental problem. This process aims to exhibit the current problem, explore existing precedents, and apply newer technologies. This thesis aims to design an architectural building that creates public responsibility for the world’s oceans. Obviously this is only a small part of greater solution to protect the marine environment. Project site: Biomimicry in the form of an artificial coral reef informing the design and construction of a marine awareness centre on the Torpedo Bay wharf, Devonport, Auckland.
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