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dc.contributor.authorAmbrose, Sergeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:48:23Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:48:23Z
dc.date.issued2005-07-12en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-11262005-182624en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/35824
dc.description.abstractEver since the airport was conceived as a permanent building type, airport designers have debated what identity an airport should embody. As a threshold of first impressions, the airport should not only introduce the visitor to the local environment but also represent the identity of a country. The aim of this thesis project is to design an airport terminal that reflects the natural and cultural environments of the islands of the Bahamas. Through its architecture, this building attempts to create an engaging experience for its users: passengers, employees and visitors. Local culture and sense of place are abstracted through architectural ideas, realized in the language of contextual modernism. The synthesis of the themes and concepts explored throughout the design process are presented through drawings and commentary. Precedents such as the Taino cosmos, color and nature, place and culture are used to inspire structural systems, form and aesthetics. The plan of the new airport terminal fulfils the functional program while interpreting the land and sea formations of the Bahama islands; ocean currents and land-sea patterns may be associated with movements of people and machines, converging and diverging within the airport environment.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartGrandBahamaIntlAirport3.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectBahamasen_US
dc.subjectcontextual modernismen_US
dc.subjectairport designen_US
dc.subjectairportsen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 2006.A437en_US
dc.titleFlying on the Edge of Sea, Land and Sky - A new passenger terminal for the Grand Bahama International Airporten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairGalloway, William U.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEdge, Kay F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTrani, Antoino A.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-11262005-182624/en_US
dc.date.sdate2005-11-26en_US
dc.date.rdate2007-01-24
dc.date.adate2007-01-24en_US


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