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dc.contributor.authorHoffarth, Benjamin
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-07T12:48:14Z
dc.date.available2021-04-07T12:48:14Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/80340
dc.descriptionAn architectural study that utilizes the theory of palimpsest as an approach to sites of historical importance. Evaluating them, not for a singular aspect of their history but for the multiple aspects or layers that exist within their history. Treating the site of Georges Island, Halifax as a multi-layered document. Allowing for the creation of an architecture that is unique to the place and acknowledges the layered history of the site.en_US
dc.description.abstractBuilt Heritage sites, through their presence, location, and commemoration provide evidence and contextual understanding of a place’s past. Creating urban landscapes that are rich and accumulated with remnants that provide a foundation to a ‘Sense of Place’ and form a tether between community and place. However, many Built Heritage sites traditionally focus on a singular or one-dimensional aspect of their past, rather than expressing their often multi- temporal history. Within recent decades, politics and policies regarding Heritage sites have presented a more inclusive approach to their conservation and reuse. This thesis proposes a method to expose these multiple layers within Georges Island. Countering the singular objective and restorative approach; the isle is treated as a palimpsest, allowing for the recontextualization and re-activation of its temporal layers. Establishing a renewed connection with the community, through flexible programming, to facilitate a diverse ‘sense of place’ within its present and future urban setting.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectSense of Placeen_US
dc.subjectRecontextualizeen_US
dc.subjectGeorges Islanden_US
dc.subjectBuilt Heritageen_US
dc.subjectPalimpsesten_US
dc.titleRecontextualizing a 'Sense of Place': Georges Island as Palimpsest.en_US
dc.date.defence2021-03-17
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerMaria Arquero de Alarconen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorSteve Parcelen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerCatherine Venarten_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorRoger Mullinen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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