The Main Hall or "Arena" consists of a triple-tiered platform surrounding the viewer in a central area. The viewer, (who has entered though a passageway from the Administration Hall) is surrounded on three sides by the event. The Viewer is able to choose between experiencing the "collective" space of simultaneous readings or moving in closer to observe the "individual" reawakening of specific texts, creating their own "stories" and "interpretations".
Each of the three levels of the platform (the
Lower or Inner level for the Readers,
the middle level for the Archivists,
and the upper or outermost level for the Scribes)
contains twelve stations. A combination of one reader
station, one archivist station and one scribe station
make up one "Reading Block". Hence the viewer
is surrounded by a beehive of activity taking place in 12
three-tiered reading blocks.