Parliament House Canberra
I prepared a submission for the Parliament House Competition in 1978. It was an almost entirely single-handed effort. Needless to say - I didn't win, but it was a very interesting study.

My proposal included a number of things the Brief had not asked for, simply because I believed that they should have been part of the design:
 

The extending arms were not just a symbolic connection with the "outside world", but were useful for a physical link with the external service facilities of the wider public service.

The pictures of the model where taken by Ian McKenzie
Maybe a competition is not the place for introducing ideas beyond the Brief, but in most cases the Client looks to the Architect for looking beyond the initial ideas.

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