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Transfer structures kick-start Cardiff retail project

The original design for the St David’s 2 project in Cardiff has been modified to incorporate greater use of steel. This has produced a scheme which is …

Steel takes the RIBA prizes

Three of the six shortlisted projects for the prestigious 2006 RIBA Stirling Prize were steel structures, including the overall winner. Picking up the £20,000 …

SSDA 2006 – National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff

This structure features an undulating roof, held up with minimal visible effort, suspended over a transparent enclosure atop a solid plinth. When Her Majesty …

Judges sing praises of steel opera house

The Wales Millennium Centre, the new home of the Welsh National Opera, threw over some outdated views about the suitability of steel for auditoriums, and is …

A complex assembly operation

The brief for the roof of the Welsh Assembly building was simple: it should appear to float. Putting the vision into practice was more difficult. Dramatically …

Lighthouse shows the way

Steel has replaced concrete for the main frame of a prestige residential block on Cardiff’s waterfront, cutting construction time and cost. David Fowler …

The Lyric Theatre, Wales Millennium Centre

A steel structure was chosen for this theatre. In the past theatres have nearly always been made of concrete. INTERNATIONAL competitions were held in the …

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