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post updated 5 June 2022

Cardiff Building News

Cardiff City Stadium Building, Leckwith area

Wales and Ukraine play the World Cup Qualifying Playoff Final today, 5th June, at 5pm in the Cardiff City Stadium.

The architect of the venue was ARUP, and the building dates from 2009.

Ninian Stand – Cardiff City v West Brom, 28 September, 2021:
Cardiff City Stadium Ninian Stand
photo : Daniel, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The winner will become the 13th and final European team to qualify for FIFA World Cup 2022. The two nations clash in the play-off final at Cardiff City Stadium.

Stadiwm Dinas Caerdydd (Welsh title of the venue):
Stadiwm Dinas Caerdydd
photo : Daicaregos, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

This venue is not to be confused with the Millennium Stadium, which was designed by HOK Sport.

Wales v Ukraine: FIFA World Cup Qualifying Playoff Final – 5pm BST kick-off

This Welsh football ground is the home of Cardiff City Football Club and the Wales national football team.

Cardiff City Stadium Wales
photo : Daicaregos, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Following expansion of the Ninian Stand in July 2014, the stadium officially holds 33,280 supporters. The stadium replaced Ninian Park as Cardiff City’s home ground in 2009.

After the Millennium Stadium, it is the second largest stadium in Cardiff and in Wales. The stadium is part of the Leckwith development, which also includes the Cardiff International Sports Stadium.

Cardiff Architecture News

Cardiff Architecture News – for the latest South Wales property updates

Recent architectural news:

Maggie’s Cardiff
Maggie’s Cardiff design by Dow Jones Architects
photo © Anthony Coleman
Maggie’s Cardiff Building

Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff CF10 5B2
Architecture: HLM Architects
image courtesy of architecture office
Techniquest Cardiff

14 Nov 2016
Cardiff University Innovation Campus
Design: Hawkins\Brown ; HOK ; BDP ; DPP
Cardiff University Innovation Campus
image from architect practice
Cardiff University Innovation Campus

9 Sep 2016
‘Captured Moments: Reflected Spaces’ Exhibition
Design: HASSELL / Dow Jones Architects / artist Rhian Hâf / Rhian Thomas / Victoria Coombs / Wayne Forster
Captured Moments: Reflected Spaces by Rhian Hâf
photo by Dewi Tannat Lloyd
Cardiff Architecture Exhibition
Architectural exhibition explores our interaction with surroundings in a multi-faceted display, offering an insight into how our everyday environments are designed.
This architecture exhibition looks at the effects of texture, heat and light on everyday surroundings. It is a collaboration between the Design Commission for Wales and Ruthin Craft Centre.

Cardiff Buildings 2007 – 2013

13 Nov 2013
Hadyn Ellis Building Cardiff University
Design: IBI Nightingale
Hadyn Ellis Building Cardiff University
photo from architect firm
Hadyn Ellis Building Cardiff
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.

6 Mar 2013
Cardiff Central Masterplan
Cardiff Central Masterplan
image from architect studio
Cardiff Central Masterplan
HASSELL has been commissioned by Cardiff Council to master plan two key areas of the city centre – Callaghan Square and the area around Cardiff Central Rail Station.

4 Mar 2013
Cardiff and Vale College
Design: BDP
Cardiff and Vale College
image from architects office
Cardiff and Vale College
BDP has won the competition to design the 16,000 sqm 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.

5 Jul 2012
Maggie’s Cardiff
Design: Dow Jones Architects
Maggies Cardiff
Maggie’s has announced it is to build a Centre at Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff. The partnership between Maggie’s and Velindre NHS Trust will benefit thousands of people living with cancer in Cardiff and the surrounding area. Architects Dow Jones has agreed to design the Centre and is currently in talks with the Trust and Maggie’s to find a suitable site.

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Design: BFLS
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Development
The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is Wales’s national music and drama conservatoire. Despite the constraints of a tight site, the architects have created a new civic landmark for Cardiff.

UWIC School of Management
Design: Austin-Smith:Lord LLP
UWIC School of Management
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.

Cardiff Architecture

Major Welsh Capital Buildings / Projects, alphabetical:

Callaghan Square office complex – six buildings
Design: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Cardiff Office Building

Cardiff Bay towers, Bay Pointe waterfront development
Design: Conran & Partners
proposed tallest building in Wales at 122m high
outline planning permission Mar 2008
two towers – 33 & 28 storeys

Cardiff Bay Visitors Centre, Cardiff waterfront
Design: Will Alsop Architect
built as a temporary structure but became permanent building

Cardiff Central Railway Station Bridge: Illumination

Design: DO architecture

Cardiff International Sports Village – Masterplan
Design: Atkins

Cardiff Library Building
Design: BDP Architects
Cardiff Library Building

Car Parking Facility, Cardiff Waterside
Design: Scott Brownrigg Architects
17 storeys, £11m
Features wavelike illuminated canopies

Deepo – gallery proposal, Bus Shed

Design: Caruso St John Architects

Millennium Stadium

Design: HOK Sport

The Parc Hotel
Design: Rolfe Judd
The Parc Hotel Cardiff

Sleeperz Cardiff Hotel
Design: Clash Associates
Sleeperz Cardiff Hotel

Teenage Cancer Trust Unit
Design: ORMS Architects
Teenage Cancer Unit Cardiff

Wales Millennium Centre
Design: Capita Percy Thomas Architects

National Assembly for Wales
Design: Richard Rogers Partnership (since retitled RSHP)
National Assembly for Wales

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Location: Cardiff, South Wales, UK

Architecture in Wales

Welsh Architecture Designs – chronological list

National Assembly for Wales architect – Richard Rogers

National Assembly for Wales Photos

Welsh Assembly Cardiff building – Sustainability

Welsh Architect – design firm listings on e-architect

Galeri Creative Enterprise Centre building

Welsh National Assembly : Building Magazine Awards 2007 Runner-up

National Assembly for Wales – Stirling Prize 2006 Nominee

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