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First Welsh Architecture Awards for Innovative Buildings

Jun 21, 2012

The inaugural Welsh Architecture Awards were held at the Norwegian Church in Cardiff on  Wednesday evening. Four buildings have won awards in the Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) and the inaugural Riba Wales awards.
First Welsh Architecture Awards for Innovative Buildings

The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama site was redeveloped by BFLS and built by Wilmott Dixon at a cost of £15.75m. The foyer, pictured, is open to the public.

First Welsh Architecture Awards for Innovative Buildings

Maggie's South West Wales cancer centre at Singleton
Designed by Kisho Kurokawa and Garbers and James and built by Sir Robert McAlpine.


First Welsh Architecture Awards for Innovative Buildings

Riba Award
Riba Welsh Architecture Award
Described as "a special and glorious little building in many ways"

First Welsh Architecture Awards for Innovative Buildings

Riba and Riba Welsh Architecture awards
Riba Building of the Year award
Riba Welsh Client of the Year
The timber-lined 450 seat Dora Stoutzker Concert Hall at the RWCMD.

First Welsh Architecture Awards for Innovative Buildings

Riba Welsh Architecture Award
Riba Welsh Small Project Award
Brecon Heating
The building was designed by Niall Maxwell and built by Firth Construction 
First Welsh Architecture Awards for Innovative Buildings

Carreg and Gwydr (Stone and Glass)
Design by Hall Bednarczyk seeks to "transition" from the interior to the open countryside.
This private house in the Wye Valley is an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB).

First Welsh Architecture Awards for Innovative Buildings

Riba Welsh Architecture Award
The house, conceived as a low-energy dwelling in Itton Common, Monmouthshire 

First Welsh Architecture Awards for Innovative Buildings

Carreg a Gwydr from the interior.