Assembly of Many Positions
Professor, Christ Bardt

The remarkably stable architectural typology of assembly halls throughout history has failed to reflect the nature of their architecture, a place that gathers people, opinions, disagreements and holds debates and negotiation. This studio probed the relation between the instability of governing institutions and their architecture’s stability,developing new ways of thinking and designing for representative assemblies. The project starts with a series of analogous experiments with material and forces. By closely examining how forces interact in the physical world, it declares that the assembly hall results from many positions, each vying for prominence. The assembly gathers people and ideas from different points of view and directions. They constantly move, negotiate, and debate until they can not escape from each other; they must settle something here.






1. a group of people gathered together in one place for a common purpose.

2. the action of gathering together as a group for a common purpose.

3. the action of fitting together the component parts of a machine or other object.