An architecture of meaning : the design of the headquarters for the National Department of Home Affairs

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dc.contributor.advisor Combrinck, Carin en
dc.contributor.coadvisor Barker, A.A.J. (Arthur Adrian Johnson) en
dc.contributor.postgraduate De Villiers, Louise en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-06T21:50:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-11 en
dc.date.available 2013-09-06T21:50:33Z
dc.date.created 2011-04-16 en
dc.date.issued 2011-05-11 en
dc.date.submitted 2011-01-27 en
dc.description Dissertation (MArch(Prof))--University of Pretoria, 2011. en
dc.description.abstract The project explores the expression of meaning in architecture against the backdrop of the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality as post-apartheid capital city. The architectural aim of the project is the consolidation of the National Department of Home Affairs and the design of the headquarters of this department. The project starts with a brief exploration of the context of a post-colonial and post-apartheid city, and the aims and identity linked to an African democracy in the context of multiple cultural identities. The search for a national identity is linked to the existential question of ‘being’, which is related to an experiential understanding of physical surroundings. Case studies include recent public buildings that form part of an era of searching for identity and contribute to the discovery of an underdeveloped element of multi-sensory experience in recent architectural projects related to the new democratic government. en
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dc.description.department Architecture en
dc.identifier.citation De Villiers, L 2010, An architecture of meaning : the design of the headquarters for the National Department of Home Affairs, MArch(Prof) dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://hdl.handle.net/2263/25490 > en
dc.identifier.other B10/367/ag en
dc.identifier.upetdurl http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-01272011-162326/ en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/25490
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights © 2010 University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria. en
dc.subject City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality (CTMM) en
dc.subject National department of home affairs en
dc.subject UCTD en_US
dc.title An architecture of meaning : the design of the headquarters for the National Department of Home Affairs en
dc.type Dissertation en


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