This dissertation will explore ways in which abandoned space, and spaces between buildings, can be reconnected with their surroundings to enrich and contribute to the everyday experience of the user. The intervention takes place along the edges of the Pretoria CBD, adjacent to an abandoned canalized urban river (Walkerspruit). The site hosts elements of historic importance and memory which have become fragmented from the everyday experience of the user in the city. The hypothesis investigates the understanding of space and place - whether the above mentioned spaces can be fused together as a series of experiences to enhance the character of the site and its important historic elements. The proposed development is made up of layered, mixed use activities catered toward a facility for T.U.T post graduate art students and other visiting artists. The building should create an opportunity for the public to engage with the process of making art and at the same time give students the opportunity to exhibit their work whilst engaging with their community. Copyright 2011, 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. Please cite as follows: Meyer, T 2011, Fusing space and place : a mixed use art facility for T.U.T post graduate students, MArch(Prof) dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-12012011-112515 / > C12/4/29/gm
Dissertation (MArch(Prof))--University of Pretoria, 2012.