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Architectural investment clusters: Spatial clusters and their investment potential to place.

Christaki Angeliki

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Year 2019
Type of Item Master Thesis
Bibliographic Citation Angeliki Christaki, "Architectural investment clusters: Spatial clusters and their investment potential to place.", Master Thesis, School of Architecture, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece, 2019
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This thesis refers to the synergy of the properties of cluster concept, in the light of architectural interpretation. The term cluster is borrowed from the economy and is explained in a spatial context and interpreted within the local economy and society. The synergy is concluded through the study of the economic geography of the place in which a cluster is formed, in conjunction with the assumptions the cluster is an architectural assembly.The result of the research is the creation of a new theoretical model, namely the architectural investment cluster (with all its inherent properties). The foundation of this model is the promotion of a product or service using specific processes and principles of the cluster and its spatial assumptions in the field of economic geography. This new theoretical model is based on two models, the clusters field and the economic geography field. These are Michael Porter’s "Diamond" model and Johann Heinrich von Thünen’s model of agricultural land, respectively.Combining these two fields through the 'requirements' of the new theoretical model creates the new architectural investment cluster with the brand name arch-in cluster (architectural investment cluster).

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