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8 May 2022
2022 RSAW Welsh Architecture Award Winners
Grange Pavilion building  Cardiff - Welsh Architecture News
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2022 RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards
Two projects have been awarded Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW) Awards – a house built on the hillside of the Welsh south coast and a vibrant community centre in Cardiff.

8 May 2022
Grange Pavilion, Cardiff
Design: Benham Architects and IBI Group
Grange Pavilion building Cardiff Wales
photograph : James Alexander Foxhall
Grange Pavilion Cardiff
The judges were impressed by this extraordinary community project which exemplifies true collaboration. Four years were invested in community engagement to test interest and need, well before the architect put pen to paper.

8 May 2022
Private Residence, Swansea
Design: Loyn & Co Architects
Residence in Swansea by Loyn & Co Architects
photograph : Charles Hosea
Swansea Home by Loyn & Co Architects
The judges were bowled over by the spectacular location within the AONB, high up on the coastline offering views to the sea and with a magnificent stand of mature pine trees within the garden. This is a replacement house which is larger and relocated forward in the site to maximise on the sea views.

16 Mar 2022
Pencoedtre High School, Barry, South Wales
Architecture: HLM Architects
Pencoedtre High School Barry Wales
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Pencoedtre High School Barry
Designed by HLM and built by Bouygues UK, the Pencoedtre High School project forms part of a £34.7 m investment into the Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme, a long-term strategic investment in schools and colleges throughout Wales developed by the Vale Council and Welsh Government. Built over a two-year construction period, the new school provides modern facilities catering for up to 1,100 pupils, including sixth form students, with additional amenities to accommodate pupils with enhanced learning needs.

4 Mar 2022
Swansea Arena Building, Copr Bay, central Swansea, South Wales
Design: ACME
Swansea Arena building, Wales by ACME
photo © James Newton / Swansea Council
Swansea Arena Building
A new multi-million pound arena in Swansea clad in shimmering gold-coloured panelling and nearly 100,000 lights has become the UK’s first major music, performance and events venue to complete since the Covid-19 pandemic began. The new Swansea Arena, which has been under construction since 2019, is capable of showcasing dynamic visual content – using 93,000 individual LED lights which form a giant wraparound display – and is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK.

21 Feb 2022
RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards in 2022
2022 RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards
Two projects have been shortlisted for the Royal Society of Architects Wales (RSAW) 2022 architecture awards:
• Grange Pavilion, Cardiff, Benham Architects and IBI Group
• Private Residence, Swansea, Loyn & Co Architects

6 Jan 2022
Plinth House, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, south west Wales
Architecture: Hyde + Hyde Architects
Plinth House Pembrokeshire Wales
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Plinth House, Pembrokeshire
Hyde + Hyde Architects is delighted to have received planning for a new home within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, West Wales, UK. Plinth House emerges from a sloped landscape facing the Irish Sea. The site holds within it a natural and powerful architectural promenade.

26 Aug 2021
Castle High House, Pembrokeshire, south west Wales
Architecture: Hyde + Hyde Architects
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Castle High House
Out on the fringe of south west Wales overlooking the Irish Sea, a cool white concrete home hovers effortlessly over a Coastal National Park in Pembrokeshire. The monolithic form of the Castle High home exudes a sense of luxury and refuge, indifferent to the storms that blow in from Atlantic shores.

18 Feb 2021
Techniquest, Cardiff
Architecture: HLM Architects
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Techniquest Building
Techniquest Cardiff is one of the UK’s longest established science centres, having been in the existing building since 1995, the decision was made to transform the building. HLM Architects‘ design has created a new modern environment and provided over 1,000 sqm of additional exhibition and commercial hire space, almost doubling the size.

5 Jan 2021
Museum Of Military Medicine, Cardiff
Architecture: Scott Brownrigg Architects
Museum Of Military Medicine Cardiff building design
image courtesy of Scott Brownrigg
Museum Of Military Medicine
Scott Brownrigg’s design for the Museum of Military Medicine has received planning approval from Cardiff Council. The Museum of Military Medicine, currently based in a barracks in Hampshire, is set to move to Britannia Park off Harbour Drive, opposite the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay.

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9 Nov 2020
Ice Cream Research Building, the Black Mountains
Design: Hyde + Hyde Architects
Ice Cream Research Facility Black Mountains
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Ice Cream Research Facility Black Mountains
Hyde + Hyde Architects were approached in winter 2018 to develop a design for a new high quality, contextual product development building within the foothills of the Black Mountains, Wales. Where you work and what you make is inexplicably linked. The Black Mountain range is the backdrop to the working environment, a landscape forged and formed through glacial action over the ages.

3 Dec 2019
Cardiff Transport Interchange
Architecture: Holder Mathias Architects
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Cardiff Transport Interchange Development
A mixed-use development in the heart of the Welsh capital for local developer Rightacres. The project is being funded by Legal & General. The development is being delivered by construction company ISG.

7 Jun 2019
Institute for Innovative Materials, Processing and Numerical Technologies
Design: AHR Architects
IMPACT Swansea University Research Facility building by AHR Architects
photos courtesy of AHR Architects
Institute for Innovative Materials, Processing and Numerical Technologies

26 Jul 2018
St David’s Hospice, New In-Patient Unit, Newport
Design: KKE Architects
St David's Hospice, New In-Patient Unit, Newport
photo : Ståle Eriksen
St David’s Hospice New In-Patient Unit, Newport
The 15-bed, in-patient hospice is a development of the original 2013 Day Hospice, itself a shortlisted project. The new building owes much of its special quality to unusually insightful clients.

17 Jul 2017
St Fagans National Museum of History Building, Cardiff, South Wales
Design: Purcell
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St Fagans National Museum of History
The latest stage of redevelopment at St Fagans National Musum of History in south Wales have been unveiled. From 14 July 2017, visitors to St Fagans National Museum of History will be greeted at a vastly improved new entrance building and will be able to enter Gweithdy – the newest addition to the museum’s collection – which this time is a brand new build.

25 Jun 2017
Queen’s Parade in Bangor Redevelopment
Design: FaulknerBrowns Architects
Queen's Parade Masterplan, Bangor
image © FaulknerBrowns Architects
Queen’s Parade Masterplan Bangor
Angelvale Consortium, supported by FaulknerBrowns Architects in the role of masterplanner, has been appointed by the Department for Communities and Ards and North Down Borough Council, as the preferred developer for the re-development of Queen’s Parade, Bangor. Led by Cubic3, as investment manager and development directors, the consortia includes various international entertainment and leisure investors/operators as well as local organisations.

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