Architecture - Honours

The O. Hall of Democracy

A pavilion type of 21st century of transparent building is consisting of a series of cylinder volumes. The crystalline fabric beautifully sparks and bloom within and reflect out to the open space. These reflections of natural lights create a compellingly symbol of a vigorous democracy.


The proposed Retention of existing fabric, continuation of the existing land typology, conservation of heritage buildings and the adoption of curved modern forms of Queen’s wharf, create the external expression responds to Brisbane context and the neighbourhood.

There is no particular main entrance in this building as the ground level is completely open with no boundary with its landscape to create approachable spaces in the daily life.
This highly transparent building not only amplifies the sense of accessibility and visibility but also creating an intermediate relationship with surrounding landscape with an open amphitheater can potentially be a dynamic way to connect the community and a diverse range of people and generation.


The concept of independence of transparent cylinders represent freedom of expressions. Within the transparent glass cylinders, the functions contain as room for initiatives, flexible study/work spaces, library, auditorium, exhibition and café & kitchen.

Each floor has public open space where functions are not totally defined, in which the flexible and accessible broad range of recreational spaces allow freedom of decision making.


Each crystal cylinder has its water drain system which creates a dynamic waterfall within the tube.


The repetition in the rhythmic of the wavy facades were inspired by the pattern of Brisbane river. The external expression responds to Brisbane context and the neighbourhood architecture such as the Parliament house and the Mansions.

The undulated roof with circular voids allows the natural sunlight dancing through the space and the rain falls through the holes which create a unique spatial quality that symbolises the dynamic, awareness, relief, absence, rebirth and freedom within the architectural space.


Jessica Wu

Jessica is a creative design student who is completing her Honours in Architecture and second majoring in Landscape Architecture. Jessica's passion for exploring unique concepts, creating simplicity in aesthetic architectural design and strong relationship to surrounding natural environment to improve the quality of life reconnecting humans with nature.