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Wales and Ukraine play the World Cup Qualifying Playoff Final in the Cardiff City Stadium. The architect was Arup, with the building built in 2009.

8 May 2022
Private Residence, Swansea
Design: Loyn & Co Architects
Residence in Swansea by Loyn & Co Architects
photo : 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.

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.

16 Mar 2022
Pencoedtre High School, Barry, southwest Wales
Architecture: HLM Architects
Pencoedtre High School Barry Wales
image courtesy of architects practice
Pencoedtre High School, Barry
Designed by HLM and built by Bouygues UK, the Pencoedtre High School project forms part of a £34.7 million 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.

14 Mar 2022
Fairwater Campus, Cardiff
Design: HLM Architects
Fairwater Campus Cardiff Wales
image courtesy of architecture practice
Fairwater Campus, Cardiff
Working in collaboration with ISG, ARUP, and Austin Smith Lord, HLM Architects has developed a design concept for a new joint education campus in the Fairwater area of Cardiff, Wales. The development will form a fully inclusive state-of-the-art campus for over 2,000 pupils and staff, which will also offer comprehensive facilities to the wider community outside of school hours.

4 Mar 2022
Swansea Arena Building, Copr Bay, central Swansea, South Wales, UK
Design: ACME
Swansea Arena building, Wales by ACME
photo © James Newton / Swansea Council
Swansea Arena Building

6 Jan 2022
Plinth House, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, southwest Wales
Architecture: Hyde + Hyde Architects
Plinth House Pembrokeshire Wales
image : Hyde + Hyde Architects
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. This new Welsh property emerges from a sloped landscape facing the Irish Sea. The site holds within it a natural and powerful architectural promenade.

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14 Sep 2021
Maggie’s Cardiff
Maggie’s Cardiff design by Dow Jones Architects
photo © Anthony Coleman
Maggie’s Cardiff Building
Maggie’s Cardiff is the 19th completed Maggie’s Centre and adds to the pantheon of architects that have made these buildings a vital part of the contemporary British architectural scene.

18 Feb 2021
Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff CF10 5B2, Wales, UK
Architecture: HLM Architects
Techniquest Cardiff Architecture News
image courtesy of architecture office
Techniquest Cardiff Building News
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, Britannia Park, Harbour Drive
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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3 Dec 2019
Cardiff Transport Interchange
Architecture: Holder Mathias Architects
Cardiff Transport Interchange
image courtesy of architecture office
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.

5 Feb 2019
Cult Music Venue Clwb Ifor Bach, Womanby Street
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.

27 Mar 2018
Livin Student Housing, 21-27 City Road
Architects: Holder Mathias
Livin Student Housing Cardiff Property News
photo : David Gallimore
Livin Student Housing in Cardiff
Holder Mathias has completed work on a 136 student ‘studio’ bedroom development called “Livin” at 21-27 City Road in the centre of Cardiff. In support of the regeneration of this important student area, the Livin scheme has been designed as a simple, yet eye-catching addition to the diverse and eclectic mix of properties that characterise City Road.

28 Dec 2017
Student Accommodation in Cardiff, Howard Gardens
Design: The Crosslane Group
New Purpose-Built Student Accommodation Cardiff Building News
image from developer
New Purpose-Built Student Accommodation in Cardiff
Planning application submitted for new purpose-built student accommodation development at north-westerly side of Howard Gardens. The proposed development occupies half of the square on the north-westerly side of Howard Gardens. The site was formerly occupied by a bowling green and club pavilion that has been in a state of disrepair and not been in public use for a number of years.

14 Nov 2016
Cardiff University Innovation Campus
Design: Hawkins\Brown ; HOK ; BDP ; DPP
Cardiff University Innovation Campus
image from architecture office
Cardiff University Innovation Campus
The latest phase of Cardiff University’s £300m Innovation Campus has been approved by city planners.

9 Sep 2016
‘Captured Moments: Reflected Spaces’ Exhibition
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.

17 Jun 2016
Mixed-Use Development for Cardiff Bay
Design: Holder Mathias Architects
Development for Cardiff Bay
image from architecture office
Cardiff Bay Buildings
Cardiff Waterside, funded by Aviva Investors, has been granted planning consent for a new development at its estate in Cardiff Bay. Leading architect Holder Mathias has been appointed to design the three buildings that constitute the new development, which includes a new 210-bedroom Premier Inn hotel and two speculative Grade A office developments totalling 160,000 sq ft.

9 Jun 2016
Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre – CUBRIC
Design: IBI Group, Architects
Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre
image from architecture office
Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre: CUBRIC
CUBRIC is one of the UK’s top Universities for neuro-imaging, psychology and psychiatry.

29 Mar 2016
Cardiff Story Museum Design Competition
Design: Lowri Roberts architect
Cardiff Story Museum Architecture Competition
photo courtesy of architects
Cardiff Story Museum Design Competition
The Cardiff Museum Development Trust and the Cardiff Story Museum, are offering a prize of £2,500 to design a structure fit for the Cardiff Story’s new initiative ‘Guerrilla Museum’.

24 Mar 2016
Getting Things Done exhibition and symposium
Organised: Design Commission for Wales
Getting Things Done
An image of Unterkrumbach Süd bus stop by ArchitectenDe Vylder Vinck Taillieu that will feature in the exhibition
Getting Things Done in Cardiff

29 Jun 2015
Cardiff Interchange Building
Cardiff Interchange in Wales

9 Oct 2014
Welsh Medium 2FE School Grangetown
Welsh Medium 2FE School Grangetown Cardiff

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

27 Feb 2012
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Design: BFLS
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Development

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