Architecture - Honours
Exploding from the ground up, the Hall of Democracy aims to reinvigorate the fragmented political climate, by rekindling the broken trust found between the people and their government. The proposal aims to rebuild this trust through three design pillars of connection, communication, and education.
Education on politics and social issues. Creating a population that can reason, think for themselves, be empathetic, and gain knowledge about the past, present, and future. Additionally, individuals will be educated on the impact their actions, and words can have on the political system. With a greater level of education on politics, the overall public discourse and political climate will be improved, and democracy will be reinvigorated.
Creating a connection between what the people want/need and what the government does as well as the building with its surrounding context. The building will aim to bring a sense transparency to the government, symbolised in the majority glass facades of the building. This transparency, as well as the lines of connections created, will in turn help gain the public’s trust in their government.
Communication between politicians and the public. Creating a relationship between the people and their government. Furthermore, creating a dialog between members of the public providing a place for discussion, debate, and a voice for the silent majority. By creating an avenue for the public to come together to deliberate on political and social issues a more cohesive front can be presented when it comes to engaging with the government. The building will attempt to provide an inclusive and protected space for the people to voice their views, especially people who are in the silent majority and are afraid to speak out and to voice their opinions.
A big thank you to my group partner Alister Peters who helped me finalise this project for the final assignment!
David is a fourth-year architectural student at QUT who has recently finished a Bachelor of Architectural Design (Honours) minoring in Town Planning and Residential Construction. He previously completed a Diploma of Building Design, where he discovered his love of architecture. David has a deep passion for design and expanding the way we interact with the built form around us. He demonstrates enthusiasm, a strong work ethic and problem-solving abilities throughout his journey in becoming an architect.