Flood, Water, and People: An Architecture of Hydrological Adaptation in New Lynn

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dc.contributor.advisor Waghorn, K en
dc.contributor.author Qiu, Shi Yu en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-01T03:27:51Z en
dc.date.issued 2017 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/37583 en
dc.description Full Text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
dc.description.abstract Water is an essential resource that allows humans to sustain life on Earth, but excess water can also lead to flooding and other unpredictable natural disasters. The incidence of such events will increase as a result of climate change, compounding problems caused by poor urban stormwater management and water retention during cases of extreme weather. One of these weather events, the storm termed the ‘Tasman Tempest’, occurred in Auckland in March 2017, greatly affecting the suburban infrastructure of New Lynn in the west of the city. It is an essential event in the realisation of this thesis. The speculative project produced in this thesis is sited along the area of main impact of the flood, where Great North Road bridges the Rewarewa Stream, a tributary to the Whau River. The flood is used as an analogy that highlights the social failure of the existing site. In the project an architecture is proposed to accept rather than suppress the flow of water, and this ‘hydrological surface’ is further activated by the flows of people into what is currently a marginal and invisible site, behind buildings that face the street. This proposal sympathises with the current context, by providing more facilities and housing support while integrating a sense of communal values within the public sphere of New Lynn. The integration of programmes aims to remediate the occupation of the site with the flow and mitigation of water. Employing hydrological concepts and celebrating the presence of water, the design project of this thesis utilises elevation, swales, permeable ground surfaces and materiality to provide areas of interaction, privacy and community. en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof Masters Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA99265126510302091 en
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dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/nz/ en
dc.title Flood, Water, and People: An Architecture of Hydrological Adaptation in New Lynn en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.discipline Architecture en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Masters en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.elements-id 750635 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-08-01 en


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