Industrial Archaeology As Urban Informer: The Wellington Destructor
thesisposted on 23.05.2021, 11:51 by Daniel Petrocelli
The city identity, city image and the recognition of its industrial past are at question in a quickly developing post-industrial urban context. The voices of industrial archaeology, of obsolete infrastructure, of unintended industrial monument in dialogue between fast developing new urban and past locus are all ingrained in the city’s memory. This urban discourse, if allowed to happen, will inform the development of contemporary urban fabric. It is vital that continuity of the built environment structures the contemporary post-industrial city identity This thesis engages with the Industrial artifact of the Wellington Destructor and suggests a conservation strategy for the obsolete and abundant industrial built artifact that will inspire new development and integrate within the masterplan. It will activate city’s past and future dialogue and it will inform the emerging urban development while preserving the continuity of urban heritage with industrial past. Industrial Archaeology becomes agent to changing urbanity.
DegreeMaster of Architecture
Granting InstitutionRyerson University
LAC Thesis TypeThesis
Thesis AdvisorMasha Etkind
Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- Ontario -- TorontoHistoric sites -- Conservation and restoration -- Ontario -- TorontoArchitecture -- Ontario -- Toronto -- Conservation and restorationWellington Destructor (Toronto, Ont.)Industrial buildings -- Remodeling for other use -- Ontario -- TorontoUrban renewal -- Ontario -- Toronto