Goaltenders to Gardeners Integrating Urban Agriculture with Existing Infrastructure to Create Stronger Communities
Marshall, John Allan
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Set in Saint John, New Brunswick, this thesis examines the way we can combine architecture and urban agriculture to refocus existing conditions and infrastructure to act as a catalyst for communal change in a post-industrial urban landscape. Looking at the aging infrastructure of community centers, in particular the hockey arena as a cultural hub, I look to examine how they can better facilitate their role within a community to provide greater potential for generating a holistic lifestyle among multiple generations of users. Using agricultural means as a primary design method for intervention I am looking to enable change within a community. I am examining how the relationship between agriculture and ecological thinking can be paired with recreational architecture to open avenues for a greater understanding of these methodologies and how they can be applied through a holistic approach.