UWIC School of Management – Cardiff Building, Wales

UWIC School of Management Cardiff, Welsh University Building, Project

UWIC School of Management, Cardiff

South Wales University Building – design by Austin-Smith:Lord, architects

19 May 2011

UWIC School of Management, Cardiff

Design: Austin-Smith:Lord LLP

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photos © Morley von Sternberg

RIBA Award winner, 19 May 2011

On a long narrow site within a conservation area and adjacent to Llandaff Cathedral, the client required a signature building of high architectural quality, targeting a BREEAM Excellent rating.

The building is organised as two distinct elements flanking a large atrium space. A three storey wing houses the main entrance – you arrive under the angled soffit that is the pitched floor of the auditorium above – administration, a hospitality suite and academic workspaces. The lower ground level is clad in blue Staffordshire brick acting a strong base, with the upper levels clad in pre-oxidised copper.

The internal spaces are very cleanly and elegantly detailed; the linear wooden-clad staircase creates a positive vertical circulation element parading along the atrium, more like a large piece of crafted furniture.

University of Wales Institute of Cardiff School of Management – Building Information

Title: University of Wales Institute of Cardiff School of Management
Location: Western Avenue, Cardiff
Architect: Austin-Smith:Lord
Client: UWIC (University of Wales Institute of Cardiff)
Contractor: Willmott Dixon
Contract Value: £13.1m
Date of completion: Sep 2010
Gross internal area: 8,008 sqm

UWIC School of Management Cardiff images / information from RIBA

Austin-Smith:Lord

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RIBA Awards

Location: UWIC School of Management, Western Avenue, Cardiff ‘




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