Architecture - Honours

Apurva – Hall of Democracy

Apurva is Sanskrit for "one of a kind" which symbolise its innovative building type of World Trade Centre. The relatively new building type was chosen to solve the forgotten value of democracy. Proposing trading as a daily activity around Brisbane CBD. This aims to align itself parallel with Brisbane’s Future Vision 2031 with one of the large goals being to create a smart and prosperous city.

Dionisius Allen Budiman

fIRST assessment


The initial phase of Apurva is to showcase the innovative facade, roof and flooring design. The Luxfer system is intended to diffuse unwanted sunlight and create calming hue for both inside and outside of the building. The building form was built around basic trading symbols and adjustments to the surrounding site. The landscape continues the pathway of the botanical garden. Having a declining slope to the building create a peaking journey when entering the building, symbolising the trading concept of rising. The connection to the heritage building “The Mansion” is to embrace its brick pattern. Using it as a shading device to embrace heritage value in a modern way.


SECOND assessment

The Luxfer System

The architectural intention of the Luxfer System is to maximise natural lighting in the building to reduce electrical usage in the building. At night time this panel can be used to project kaleidoscopic illuminance to the landscaping area, which creates different experiences throughout time. The glass panel uses a double glazing system that holds tonic water in the middle. The tonic water will then shine a purple hue when UV light illuminates. The Luxfer Prism and the dichroic film will redirect natural lighting during the daytime while the tonic water stays invisible.

Third Assessment

Apurva World Trade Centre aims to align itself parallel with Brisbane’s Future Vision 2031 in preparation for hosting the Olympics. One of the large goals is to create a smart and prosperous city. Apurva hopes to build Brisbane’s global reputation creating an influx in tourism and becoming a place of investment opportunity. Through this, the local economy becomes productive, enriching the lives of all people residing or visiting the area.

Through aesthetic technology inclusion, Apurva ties the surrounding context in a subtle fashion. Highly-faceted sun-shading devices relate to neighbouring building ‘1 William Street’, while they are arranged in a pattern that pays homage to heritage site ‘The Mansions’. The array of selected proposed planting and landscaping features align with Brisbane vision but also connect the Botanical Garden to the site.



Dionisius Allen Budiman

Dionisius is a fourth-year Honours student who is completing his Bachelor in Design (Architecture) while, minoring in Landscape Architecture and Construction Management. He is a passionate and hardworking student who is interested in exploring innovative concepts and technical details.