As part of the overall design of Horizon House, artist Kate Maestri collaborated with the architects to develop contemporary stained glass installations for the two main entrances to the new building.
Kate Maestri’s interventions include a glazed entrance pavilion on Deanery Road, and canopies above the residential entrances. The artist aimed to create a flow of colour around the building, forming a unifying link between the different facades and the varied uses of the space.
The use of pattern and colour in the stained glass design for the entrance lobby relates to both the architectural detailing of the building and the surrounding vistas, creating a link with Bristol Cathedral, which stands diagonally opposite, and has a variety of stained glass windows.
This striking contemporary mouth-blown stained glass is still made in the traditional way, and was carefully transformed into structural walling by Derix Glasstudios in Germany. The green glass used deepens from transparency at street level and graduates through to a fully saturated colour at the top.