Attending the Oxford Brookes exhibition at the start of summer was once again inspirational, with its extensive display of innovative student work. It was a pleasure for the practice to present two students with our award for Creative Originality in Design; Miriam Ayers and Eurydice Dupré. Having captivated us with their exciting approach and unique exploration of design, Eurydice’s final project explores a time in the future where the political climate is very different from that in the UK today. With access to information forbidden by the government, there is a need for an architecture which provides a safe haven for those who wish to exercise their rights to knowledge. Eurydice’s design, as seen modelled here, echoes that of a fortress with its arches and height protecting the secret activities within.

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