NAW wins a Civic Trust Award
The National Assembly for Wales has won a Civic Trust Award. The project team received the honour at last night's award ceremony at the Newcastle Civic Centre. The building was one of 21 to receive a Civic Trust Award out of final shortlist of 100.
The award is given to projects that are of benefit culturally, socially or economically whilst making an outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the environment. Winners of Civic Trust Awards receive a certificate and a plaque for permanent display on the award-winning site.
The judges said of the scheme:
'This emblematic building has a commanding presence in Cardiff Bay, with the bold roof being instantly recognisable. It is a striking addition to the local scene and is part of the regeneration of the area. In particular the building complements the nearby Wales Millennium Centre where slate is also extensively used. Internally the undulating timber roof creates a breathtaking spatial quality. Spacious circulation areas offer a variety of vistas, and a floor which can be mechanically raised and lowered provides access for all to the debating chamber. The external areas around the building form an attractive new open space that sits well in the established environment. The hard landscaping extends to the adjoining buildings, linking the scheme to the rest of the area.'
For further information on the awards please log on to http://www.civictrust.org.uk/awards/awards.shtml
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