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Dialectic Observatory: Hope Bay Gold Mine Reimagined

Related Staff : Roberto Requejo Belette, Sony Devabhaktuni

Student: Bianca Lee

The thesis project proposes an observatory. Through amplifying the movement of rocks to human perceivable timescale, changing the perception of space for its visitor. The observatory is imagined to translate the custom scientific apparatus that is used to detect ground movement in permafrost site, and translating them into an architectural kinetic experience. Located at Hope Bay Gold Mine, the project positioned itself at an existing raise tunnel at Doris Mine site, one of the three mining camps in Hope Bay. The goal is to provoke a shift of perspective and provide imagination in similar mine sites in in the area, and responds to the larger environmental issue of Canadian Arctic.

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UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE