Caernarfon Arts Centre, Galeri Welsh Theatre

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Caernarfon Theatre – Galeri : Welsh Arts Centre

Contemporary Welsh Arts Centre building design by Richard Murphy Architects, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

post updated 7 November 2021

Address: Galeri Creative Arts Centre, Caernarfon, Wales

Design: Richard Murphy Architects

Caernarfon Arts Centre, Galeri Welsh Theatre building

Caernarfon Arts Centre

Caernarvon Theatre and Arts Centre: April 2005

Galeri Caernarfon Arts Centre North Wales building

Richard Murphy Architects’ project for Cwmni Tref Caernarfon is a combination of theatre, arts facilities and offices for creative industries in the Caernarfon. The initial project architect was Adrian Welch (concept), with James Mason acting as Project Architect for design to completion.

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Caernarfon Arts Centre images by Daniel Hopkinson from Richard Murphy Architects

This Richard Murphy building featured on the front cover and as the major building study of the Architects’ Journal on 30th of March 2005.

The Caernarfon Arts and Enterprise Centre opened 31 Mar 2005

Galeri Caernarfon Arts Centre – more photos of this new building in Northwest Wales.

Richard Murphy

Caernarfon is a Royal town, community and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,611. It lies along the A487 road, on the eastern banks of the Menai Straits, opposite the Isle of Anglesey.

The city of Bangor is 8.6 miles (13.8 km) to the north-east, while Snowdonia fringes Caernarfon to the east and south-east. Carnarvon and Caernarvon are anglicised spellings of Caernarfon that were officially superseded in 1926 and 1974 respectively.

The ascent of the Tudor dynasty to the throne of England eased hostilities between the English and Welsh, and resulted in Caernarfon Castle falling into a state of disrepair. However, Caernarvon continued to flourish, leading to its present status as a major tourist centre and seat of Gwynedd Council, with a thriving harbour and marina; Caernarvon has expanded beyond its medieval walls and experienced heavy suburbanisation. Its population includes the largest percentage of Welsh-speaking citizens anywhere in Wales.

Photos: Daniel Hopkinson

Arts Centres / Castle Buildings

Caernarfon Arts Centre images / information from Richard Murphy Architects, Edinburgh, Scotland

Location: Caernarvon, Northwest Wales, UK

Welsh Building Designs


Welsh Architecture Designs – architectural selection below:

Cult Music Venue Clwb Ifor Bach, Womanby St, Cardiff
Architects: Nissen Richards Studio
Music Venue Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff Architecture News
image © Nissen Richards Studio
Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Multidisciplinary architecture and design practice Nissen Richards Studio has revealed its plans for the redevelopment of Clwb Ifor Bach, an iconic music venue in the heart of Cardiff.

Livin Student Housing, 21-27 City Road
Architects: Holder Mathias
Livin Student Housing Cardiff Property News
photo : David Gallimore
Livin Student Housing in Cardiff

Cardiff Library Building
Design: BDP Architects
Cardiff Library Building

Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin
Design: Sergison Bates Architects
Ruthin Craft Centre

Welsh Architecture – a selection of recent major architectural designs in this country

Welsh Architect – architectural practice listings on e-architect

Contemporary Architectural Designs

Modern Architects

Iconic Buildings

This Contemporary Welsh Arts Centre building was nominated for the Scottish Design Awards in 2006 – Architecture Grand Prix

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