An oasis for the urban nomad : public transport interchange as an advocator for publicness

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Noero, Jo en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Coetzer, Nic en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor De Jager, Rob en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Carter, Francis en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Virahsawmy, Kurvin en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-17T12:15:47Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-17T12:15:47Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Virahsawmy, K. 2013. An oasis for the urban nomad : public transport interchange as an advocator for publicness. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7514
dc.description.abstract The construct of the urban landscape is made up of different spaces consisting of diverse typologies and various tones from public to private. These spaces, irrespective of their traits, play an important role in the life of a pedestrian, a commuter, the 'man on the street': An urban nomad. Publicness, complemented by ideas of cultural configuration and the concept of third space, forms the core literature for the architectural enquiry. The dissertation looks beyond the notion public and private spaces and rather sees those spaces as a platform that may favour social interactions, often referred to as 'public spaces'. The architectural agenda was to create a soulful space that allows a criss-crossing of an array of different cultural configurations. The site, being a key determinant to the enquiry, helped to crystallise the idea and thus emerged the creation of the Oasis for the Urban Nomad. The Mowbray Public Transport Interchange, being the ideal location for the oasis, led to the formulation of the architectural intervention: A transport hub that transcends the conventional notion of a transport utility. The built form helped to bridge the divide caused by the railway line and thus create a better fusion of the fragmented parts of Mowbray. The Transport hub/Oasis of the Urban Nomad, besides becoming an integral part of the Urban Nomad's daily journey, may be seen as a primer for an incremental [re] development of the area. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.title An oasis for the urban nomad : public transport interchange as an advocator for publicness en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MArch (Prof) en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Virahsawmy, K. (2013). <i>An oasis for the urban nomad : public transport interchange as an advocator for publicness</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7514 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Virahsawmy, Kurvin. <i>"An oasis for the urban nomad : public transport interchange as an advocator for publicness."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2013. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7514 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Virahsawmy K. An oasis for the urban nomad : public transport interchange as an advocator for publicness. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2013 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7514 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Virahsawmy, Kurvin AB - The construct of the urban landscape is made up of different spaces consisting of diverse typologies and various tones from public to private. These spaces, irrespective of their traits, play an important role in the life of a pedestrian, a commuter, the 'man on the street': An urban nomad. Publicness, complemented by ideas of cultural configuration and the concept of third space, forms the core literature for the architectural enquiry. The dissertation looks beyond the notion public and private spaces and rather sees those spaces as a platform that may favour social interactions, often referred to as 'public spaces'. The architectural agenda was to create a soulful space that allows a criss-crossing of an array of different cultural configurations. The site, being a key determinant to the enquiry, helped to crystallise the idea and thus emerged the creation of the Oasis for the Urban Nomad. The Mowbray Public Transport Interchange, being the ideal location for the oasis, led to the formulation of the architectural intervention: A transport hub that transcends the conventional notion of a transport utility. The built form helped to bridge the divide caused by the railway line and thus create a better fusion of the fragmented parts of Mowbray. The Transport hub/Oasis of the Urban Nomad, besides becoming an integral part of the Urban Nomad's daily journey, may be seen as a primer for an incremental [re] development of the area. DA - 2013 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2013 T1 - An oasis for the urban nomad : public transport interchange as an advocator for publicness TI - An oasis for the urban nomad : public transport interchange as an advocator for publicness UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7514 ER - en_ZA


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