[super] market, what is not on the list: The effects and implications of the disappearance of the social realm of retailing.

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dc.contributor.advisor Treadwell, J en
dc.contributor.author Wilkinson, Grace en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-09T03:24:37Z en
dc.date.issued 2013 en
dc.identifier.citation 2013 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/22442 en
dc.description Full text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
dc.description.abstract The development of supermarkets, initiated a mass of changes to the existing retailing industry, including an active exclusion and disregard for the importance of the social realm of retailing. Equally disregarded is the significance of substantial centralised open public spaces within suburban areas, which are intentionally designed to support the public life. Prior to the development of supermarkets, there was no particular recognition for the significance or existence of social realms within retailing, due to its historic latent existence, and acceptance as a naturally occurring part of retailing. It was not until it was disposed of, that it was recognised as an active social benefiter and contributor. While the development of the supermarket initially destroyed the social realm within retailing, it consequently highlighted its importance, through its substantial absence. Instead of simply replacing the social realm within retailing, as it previously existed; this renewed recognition of the social realms importance, allows for a further investigation into its full potential. The extent to which spatial environment has implications for the social psyche is examined and emphasised. Whereby people are actively encouraged by this built environment to feel an affinity with the spaces in which they inhabit, and equally feel an affinity towards others within these spaces. Therefore, there is a need to create architectural spaces which concentrate on supporting and enhancing the daily existence of the people who inhabit them, this is explored through the use of landscape urbanism. Landscape urbanism was the appropriate architectural response to the specific site context conditions of the expanding suburban landscape of Mangere Central. Particularly in reference to the ‘town centre’, which is currently being represented in the form of a supermarket, supermall and the surrounding car parks. Cultural variety within Mangere Central enriches the viability and effectiveness of such architectural additions to the social and public nature of this proposed civic centre. This design proposal is an interaction generating, relationship building, public space that connects community. Alongside a supporting built landscape which adopts the marketplace as a programmatic identifier, acting as a consistent social stimulator for future community generation. These objectives are amalgamated within this design proposal, which aims to create non hierarchical platforms of living, including a multitude of crossing paths, sandwiched between an intensified volume of ground and sky. en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof Masters Thesis - University of Auckland en
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dc.title [super] market, what is not on the list: The effects and implications of the disappearance of the social realm of retailing. en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Masters en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The Author en
pubs.elements-id 445455 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2014-07-09 en


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