Void: Bridging Rail - City

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Creator: 

Steranka, Caroline

Date: 

2017

Abstract: 

Absence being the death of architecture simultaneously offers new opportunities. The remaining semi-abandoned rail lines situated in the core of Regina, Saskatchewan form an edge that terminates the industrial warehouse district and determines a threshold toward the downtown area. The in-between is a vacant 17.5 acre lot framed by the main economic life blood of the city, the Canadian Pacific Rail. The void within the city creates a divide while providing an opportunity to intervene and reconnect the streets, the communities and the city. However, there is a peculiar beauty of the vast bareness and quietude of the remaining dust land with the main C.P.R. tracks sprawling outward to the prairie horizon. In what ways can absence manifest itself? How can one design and author absence?

Subject: 

Architecture

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Architecture: 
M.Arch.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Architecture

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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