Architecture - Honours
Andrea Indrananda and Jessica Selhorst present: The Hall of Democracy - a new address for residents of Queensland to engage with a transparent and effective democratic government. The building respects its present and future context as well as its climate by implementing climate-responsive strategies, managing building form to conform with surrounding heights, and connecting with two existing government buildings near the site. The program of the Hall embodies democracy as a symbiotic relationship between people and their representatives, strengthening both ownership and accountability.
After many weeks of snack-fueled collaboration sessions, rigorous documentation, and celebrating tiny victories along the way, we are extremely proud and happy with the work we have completed for the Hall of Democracy – Jess & Andrea
Andrea is driven by architecture's ability to transcend culture and time, facilitate social and civic transformation, and enrich local communities. She is particularly interested in spaces for learning - schools, community hubs, and whole cities alike. She hopes changes big and small can come from architecture that prioritises sustainability and social responsibility.