Atlantic College Wales, Vale of Glamorgan Building, RIBA Design Contest Images, Architect, Project Proposal

Atlantic College, Wales : Glamorgan Building

Welsh Building Competition

Atlantic College Building

Location: Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, UK
Date: 2005-
Design: Latitude Architects

Architecture competition win

Graeme Massie Architects, Edinburgh
RIBA Atlantic College International Design Competition, Finalist

Atlantic College Building

The United World Colleges originated in the ideas of the educationalist Kurt Hahn in the 1950’s. Atlantic College, which opened in 1962, was the first of ten United World Colleges worldwide. Set in beautiful countryside in the Vale of Glamorgan, overlooking the Bristol Channel, the heart of daily college life is the stunning 12th century St Donat’s Castle.

The competition programme, for four new housing blocks each accommodating 40 students and house-parents, sought proposals reflecting the College’s vision of an open and dynamic environment.

Tectonic inspiration is found in the landscape – the densely wooded site, adjacent cliffs and castle grounds – while a recognition of the need for both spaces for group interaction and personal withdrawal leads to a spatial solution of scaled complexity.

Submission date: Dec 2004 (final stage)
No. of entries: 97

Graeme Massie Architects, Edinburgh, are one of six shortlisted for Atlantic College, Wales

Atlantic College architect – Latitude Architects

Atlantic College shortlisted architects – Graeme Massie – an architectural practice based in Edinburgh, Scotland

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Location: Atlantic College, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, north west Europe

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