UWIC School of Management Cardiff, Welsh University Building Project Images, Design News

UWIC School of Management, Cardiff

South Wales University Building design by Austin-Smith:Lord architects

19 May 2011

Design: Austin-Smith:Lord LLP

UWIC School of Management Cardiff building

Photos © Morley von Sternberg

UWIC School of Management, Cardiff Design

RIBA Award winner, 19 May 2011

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.

The building is organised as two distinct elements flanking a large atrium space. A three storey wing houses the main entrance – you arrive under the angled soffit that is the pitched floor of the auditorium above – administration, a hospitality suite and academic workspaces. The lower ground level is clad in blue Staffordshire brick acting a strong base, with the upper levels clad in pre-oxidised copper.

UWIC School of Management Cardiff building

The internal spaces are very cleanly and elegantly detailed; the linear wooden-clad staircase creates a positive vertical circulation element parading along the atrium, more like a large piece of crafted furniture.

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University of Wales Institute of Cardiff School of Management – Building Information

Title: University of Wales Institute of Cardiff School of Management
Location: Western Avenue, Cardiff
Architect: Austin-Smith:Lord
Client: UWIC (University of Wales Institute of Cardiff)
Contractor: Willmott Dixon

Contract Value: £13.1m
Date of completion: Sep 2010
Gross internal area: 8,008 sqm

UWIC School of Management Cardiff images / information from RIBA

Austin-Smith:Lord Architects


RIBA Awards

Location: UWIC School of Management, Western Avenue, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, north western Europe

Cardiff Building Designs

Cardiff Buildings

Cardiff Architecture Designs – architectural selection below:

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.

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.

Welsh Architecture

Welsh Architecture – Selection

Cardiff Library Building
Design: BDP Architects
Cardiff Library Building

National Assembly for Wales
Design: Richard Rogers Partnership – since renamed to RSHP
National Assembly for Wales

The Parc Hotel
Design: Rolfe Judd Architects
The Parc Hotel Cardiff

Welsh Architect – architecture practice listings on e-architect

Maggies Wales design by famous Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa

Welsh Housing Competition

Welsh Passive House Competition

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