Activate, Inactive, Activity.
Sports facilities in the Central Wellington area cater to physical activity for only a select portion of the population. Most of the time use is determined by the posts at each end of the field. Through the process of design research, I will test ways of maximizing space which is not used in thesefacilities to bring more physical and recreational options to the wider community. The theory of active living will influence the design as it has been associated with preventing diseases andimproving mental health. However, to increase physical activity in the community there needs to be new and improved devices that will encourage physical and social activity. This researchassignment will test what sports and physical activities can co-exist in the same space, maximizing the usage of land in an undulating and shrinking city. Reshaping these facilities will offer options that do not require consistent commitment and can be used whenever the user can dedicate time to recreation, shifting away from traditional sport and using other solutions to keep the community active. This I hope will stimulate and increase community mental health and reduce the risks of non-communicable diseases.