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BUILDING
 
 
Wales Millennium Centre
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DESIGNER
 
 
Percy Thomas Partnership
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CONTEXT
 
Percy Thomas Partnership, Jonathan Adams, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, Capita, Arup
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DESCRIPTION
 
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Theatres:
  • Donald Gordon Theatre
  • Weston Studio Theatre

Function rooms:
  • Victor Salvi Room
  • David Morgan Room
  • Sony Room
  • Seligman Room
  • Japan Room
  • Lloyds Enterprise Suite
Inscriptions
Percy Thomas Partnership, Jonathan Adams, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, Capita, ArupThe poetic lines, was written by Welsh poet Gwyneth Lewis in the Welsh and English languages

  • Inscription in the front of the building in Welsh:

CREU GWIR
FEL GWYDR
O FFWRNAIS AWEN




  •   Inscription in English:

IN THESE STONES
HORIZONS
SING
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VIDEO
 
 




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MATERIALS
 
stone, steel, wood, glass

Welsh slate quarries, steel treated with copper oxide, hardwood

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
United Kingdom
State
Wales
Town
Cardiff/Caerdydd
 
 
Website
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MAP
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for recreational activities
Theatres
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Residential buildings
Guest-rooms
Commercial buildings
Shops
Bars, cafeterias
Restaurants
Buildings for recreational activities
Arenas and structures for concerts and shows
Buildings for travel and tourism
Information and reception centres
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1998 - 1999    
Realisation
2002 - 2009
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Patrick Hannay, "The matter in question", Touchstone 15, april 2005, pp. 1-4
Patrick Hannay, "Slate of the art", Architecture Today 155, february 2005, pp. 46-58
Janet Marshall, "Rising to the challenge", Touchstone 5, april 1999, pp. 16-23
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AMOUNT
 
 
£ 106,000,000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Capacity
Donald Gordon Theatre 1,897 seats
BBC Hoddinott Hall 350 seats
Weston Studio Theatre 250 seats
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Arup
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STAFF
 
Project
Percy Thomas Architects
Associate designers
Capita Architecture [phase2]
Tim Green, Keith Vince
Acoustical consultant
Arup Acoustics
General contractor
Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd
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CREDITS
 
 
Percy Thomas Partnership, Jonathan Adams, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, Capita, Arup



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