Written by Administrator Saturday, 29 September 2012 17:46
“A Welsh Landscape” by Coombs Jones Architects+Makers, was the winning entry from a field of 31 of the inaugural National Eisteddfod pavilion competition.
The inaugural National Eisteddfod Architecture Pavilion (Building Wales 2012), a Design Circle exhibition, will showcase images of the finished object and the thoughts behind its construction and development, along with the other entries to the competition.
The exhibition was produced by Cardiff Design Festival 2012, Design Circle, RSAW and Cardiff School of Art and Design (Cardiff Metropolitan University) with support from the Design Commission for Wales.
The exhibition will be at the Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Howard Gardens, Cardiff CF24 OSP from 04-31 October 2012. Free admission.
Written by Liz Walder Wednesday, 18 July 2012 18:59
Today, construction has begun on the National Eisteddfod’s first ever architecture pavilion. The design “A Welsh Landscape” by Coombs+Jones, was chosen by an expert panel of judges as part of an innovative national competition organised by the Royal Society of Architects in Wales and Design Circle.
The jury described the winning scheme as “a delightful gem, which carries through the poetry of the design to the detail. Its timber construction surrounded by a grid of trees, is a beautiful interpretation of countryside around us. It will truly become part of the Welsh landscape once it is built as part of the National Eisteddfod.”
The pavilion will be built near Y Lle Celf, the visual arts centre at the National Eisteddfod. During the Eisteddfod it is hoped that thousands of visitors will visit the pavilion to both enjoy the design and speak with architects and design specialists about their work.
Chair of Design Circle, Dan Benham RIBA comments:
“I am very excited about the commencement of construction. I am really looking forward to seeing this fantastic poetic building come to life, it will be a great architectural event for visitors to the Eisteddfod”
Robyn Tomos, National Eisteddfod for Wales adds:
“The National Eisteddfod is delighted to be in a position to facilitate this momentous enterprise. The Architecture Pavilion will serve to further the festival’s aim of drawing the public’s attention to the importance of architecture in our nation's culture.”
Written by Administrator Monday, 23 April 2012 14:04
The scheme, "A Welsh Landscape", by Coombs+Jones has been announced as the winner of the National Eisteddfod Architecture Pavilion competition.
This scheme will be built as the architecture pavilion for the National Eisteddfod in the Vale of Glamorgan in August 2012.
Coombs Jones architects+makers is a young architecture practice based in Cardiff. They aim to combine design, making, teaching and research to create simple, well crafted places with a strong sense of materiality and construction logic. The practice approach is shaped by in depth studies at all scales, responding to historical, economic and social contexts, reflecting geography, place and landscape; their work ranges from furniture and installations to urban scale studies and settlement planning. www.coombsjones.com
The jury said:
“The scheme is a delightful gem which carries through the poetry of the design to the detail. Named as 'A Welsh Landscape', its timber construction surrounded by a grid of trees, is a beautiful interpretation of countryside around us. It will truly become part of the Welsh landscape once it is built as part of the National Eisteddfod."
Ty Hir (The Welsh Longhouse) by James Lockwood was highly commended by the jury.
Dan Benham RIBA, Chairman of Design Circle, said:
“After much debate and deliberation, the jury decided to award the competition to A Welsh Landscape. It was a very close call for the panel members, whose experience stretched across the breadth of the construction field, and a final show of hands showed how narrow the margin of winning was for Coombs+Jones.
It is for this reason, that in the inaugural year of the National Eisteddfod Architecture Pavilion competition, we have awarded a Highly Commended placing to Ty Hir by James Lockwood.”
The jury consisted of: Chris Lynn (Troup, Bywaters + Anders / Building Regulations Advisory Committee Wales), Ffion Lanchbury, standing in for Elfed Roberts (Grwp Gwalia), Clare Wilding, standing in for Thomas Hill (Mann Williams), Karen Chapman (RPA), Alan Gwynant (National Eisteddfod of Wales), Wendy Richards (Design Commission for Wales), RSAW President Andrew Sutton (BRE South West/ Building Regulations Advisory Committee Wales), Rob Thomas (Vale of Glamorgan Council), Phil Williams (Planning Officers Society for Wales), Carl Morris (Eco-Build Wales), Fed Pereira (Pear Communications), Sarah Gealy (Chair, CIBSE South Wales / AECOM) and RSAW Director Liz Walder.
The jury was chaired by Dan Benham (Chair, Design Circle / Loyn & Co Architects).
The scheme will be built near Y Lle Celf, the visual arts centre at the National Eisteddfod in mid July. The building of the scheme will be filmed and will be available online.
Written by Liz Walder Friday, 23 March 2012 12:45
Four entries for the National Eisteddfod of Wales Architecture Pavilion have been announced by the Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW), the National Eisteddfod and Design Circle.
Panel members were pleased to have the opportunity to assess 31 entries for the competition. Entries were diverse in nature and of high quality and the judges spent several hours deliberating before reaching a shortlist.
Written by Administrator Friday, 07 October 2011 10:57
First floor gallery, The Old Library, The Hayes, Cardiff
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