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Simon Astridge designed this glassworks in Winchester's historic town centre in the third year of his degree at the University of Portsmouth.

Astridge's design explores the glass-blowing process, with the potential explosion of shards creating the building's form. All the planes are separated visually by a glass window gap, however thin, to promote the idea of the explosion. He wanted to use the design to create a visual contrast between the old and new parts of the city, especially with the introduction of an unprecedented industrial building type.

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