The Pontio project received planning permission and was awarded £27.5m from the EU’s Convergence European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Assembly Government.
Design: Holder Mathias Architects: The redevelopment of Cardiff Bay into a busy and vibrant centre for employment, leisure and living has been heralded as an urban regeneration success story in Wales. This has resulted in an increase in tourism but also a shortage of quality hotel accommodation.
Design: IBI Group, Architects – The Queen opens Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC), one of the UK’s top Universities for neuro-imaging, psychology and psychiatry.
Architecture contest winner: Lowri Roberts, architect – ‘Guerrilla Museum’ pop-up initiative, a satellite museum always on tour, staying for a while then disappearing overnight across the city and county of Cardiff.
Can you imagine a bus stop made from timber logs on Cathedral Road or a futuristic Japanese-designed shelter on Westgate Street? These are just some of the architectural projects that will be featured in an international touring exhibition that visits Cardiff next month.
Grand Designs: House of the Year? Cefn Castell designed by stephenson STUDIO ltd is one of the 20 homes that made RIBA’s long list for best new home. The clients’ brief was to provide a family home with three bedrooms maximising the views and unique nature of the location.
The Welsh sailing community will be reinvigorated this autumn with the opening of a striking new National Sailing Academy and Events Centre building design by EllisWilliams Architects.
Foster + Partners has won the competition to design Cardiff Interchange, the city’s central bus station and part of the wider Central Square regeneration masterplan for the area, also by Foster + Partners. Bordering a vibrant public plaza, it will be a spectacular new gateway for visitors arriving to the city by train or bus.
Welsh Medium 2FE School, Grangetown, Cardiff: this design of the school was conceived and developed as a speculative proposal. It is a representation of what the school could look like and how this school development has the potential to regenerate an area.
Design : Hyde+Hyde Architects: The dramatic site within an isolated, disused quarry on the edge of the Brecon National Park demanded an architectural intervention of elegant simplicity.
With a modest budget an object building suspended within the basin was developed.
Edwina Hart AM, Welsh Minister for Economy, Science and Transport has officially opened the £30m Hadyn Ellis Building. Designed by IBI Nightingale, it is the first phase of the exciting and emerging new Science and Innovation Campus at Maindy Road being developed for Cardiff University.
Cardiff City Centre Redevelopment, Wales – HASSELL has been commissioned by the city council to master plan two key areas of the city centre – Callaghan Square and the area around Cardiff Central Rail Station.
BDP has won the competition to design the 16,000 sq m Cardiff City Centre Community Campus for Cardiff and Vale College. The college is one of the largest in Wales serving Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan and this project brings together many of its activities onto a single campus in the heart of the city.
The Ebbw Vale Learning Zone has completed and now provides all the post-16 vocational and academic learning in Blaenau Gwent under one roof. The building lies at the heart of the regeneration of the former steelworks site, the largest regeneration project in Wales, and occupies a key location close to the existing town centre.
RSAW and its competition partners the Welsh Government, CADW, RCT Homes and Grŵp Gwalia Cyf are pleased to announce Hatcher Prichard Architects with Ramboll (consulting engineers) as winners for the ReDesigning the Terrace Competition.
Triennial Dewi-Prys Thomas Prize, Wales’s prestigious award that recognizes the importance of good design to the quality of life, identity and regeneration of Wales has been won by Pat Borer and David Lea for their design of the Wise Building at the Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth in Mid-Wales.
Keith Griffiths was brought up in St David’s between 1960 and 72. He left the U.K in 1982 and set up his own architectural practice in Hong Kong in 1985. He acquired the castle in 2008 following long negotiations with the previous owners.
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced an investment of £2.3 million to restore one of Wales’ largest and only remaining listed lidos in Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, Pontypridd.