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RWCMD
Cardiff
2007
RWCMD / Uni of Glamorgan
Project Description :

Rio Architects were approached by the University of Glamorgan to carry out a master plan study of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. The scope of services included assisting the college to develop a financially viable brief in liaison with the Quantity Surveyor in preparation for the detailed design stage.


The brief included a new music concert hall, new drama theatres and associated music and drama teaching facilities as well as re-planning the existing building layout to form a more coherent and efficient overall college facility.


The site is very constrained on all sides and also contains a listed building. This led to a very challenging masterplanning exercise where Rio worked very closely with the college to develop the finalised brief and optimum locations for all the various scheme elements in order to maximise the site's potential.