The Potential of the Discarded: Creating Affordable Housing from a Vacant Modern Complex [thesis]

Kathleen Chin
The Campanile Campus, otherwise known as the Federal Study Centre, was first used as a religious educational centre and then as a federal language training facility. Today, the federally-recognized modern heritage complex is currently abandoned and awaiting a new purpose. This thesis synthesizes and combines the objectives of architectural conservation, adaptive reuse, and affordable housing to create a new phase for the campus in an effort to prevent its obsolescence. These issues inform a
more » ... issues inform a design strategy which proposes the campus be repurposed as a community hub and adaptable neighbourhood that offers a variety of housing types which allows residents to remain in the community they have created. Specifically, the design focuses on the sensitive adaptation of heritage buildings while catering to the surrounding neighbourhood by addressing issues of affordability, density, diversity, and urban infill. Figure 1: Quad Folly of the Federal Study Centre iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
doi:10.22215/etd/2018-12974 fatcat:cyckwnoc3fh7zolz4bnawb6uqa