Giving New Life
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Abstract- This thesis project is the exploration of how technology may serve to reveal architectural opportunities within a damaged landscape. There are many places around the planet which have been used and then left to repair themselves without the aid of the hands who caused the damage. These places need to be reconsidered for future projects. Taking the technological knowledge of professionals we now can reveal architectural opportunities which will not only repair the landscape but give it new life. The building typology will be a four seasons resort destination. It will be a place for people to gather and be engaged in their surroundings. The resort will be designed for the mine site located in the southwesterly part of the greater Salt Lake Valley, which is in the northern part of the state of Utah. The mine in question is the largest open pit mine in the world. Professional judgement, when applied to damaged landscapes, may reveal opportunities for architectural, and or landscape architectural, design responses that will resuscitate the damaged environment.