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The realm of the in-between: an exploration of in-between space as place

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dc.contributor.advisor Bucholz, Merritt
dc.contributor.advisor Carroll, Peter
dc.contributor.advisor Ryan, Anna Foley, Cornelia 2012-08-28T09:01:57Z 2012-08-28T09:01:57Z 2012
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract My thesis investigation focuses on identifying the qualities, potential and possibilities of ‘in-between’ spaces. The purpose of this investigation is to challenge the notion of ‘non-place’ with which these types of spaces have become associated. I believe that in-between spaces have the potential to function as places of inter-connection, exchange, public space and hybrids, when considered and designed appropriately, thus, these spaces play a vital role in the fabric of towns and cities. My interest in this field of study was born out of observations made in earlier studies. Site analysis in my previous projects led to an observation that large scale transport infrastructure in Ireland (while linking areas on a larger scale) carve apart the landscape at a local and human scale. What results is a separation of landscape by elaborate, single function infrastructure. This example of an ‘in-between’ space does not optimise the potential it possesses as place- as a place positioned between and influenced by its surroundings, a place of co-existence and interchange, a place with potential for multi-function or hybrid situations and, most importantly, a space that functions as a series of moments working together for the experience of the individual. My project is located at the site of Colbert Station, Limerick City’s train and bus terminal. The presence of the railway has brought about a distinct separation of the unique cluster of education building to the north of the site and the sports facilities and public park to the south. The result is an impenetrable and under-valued area of the city which does not successfully respond to, or integratewith, its surrounds. My proposal is to build on the existing transport, education and sports facilities and to focus on the overlap of programme and use within this brief to create hybrid situations and public space. In addition to the existing facilities to be built upon, I propose to create facilities for the Education Department of the University of Limerick at this site. My thesis project is an attempt to answer the question- how can the design of in-between spaces stitch together the landscapes between which they are located? en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher School of Architecture, University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject in-between spaces en_US
dc.subject Colbert Station en_US
dc.subject Limerick City en_US
dc.subject site analysis en_US
dc.subject architecture
dc.title The realm of the in-between: an exploration of in-between space as place en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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