Aberystwyth Project

Aberystwyth arts incubators

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DRU was appointed to carry out a feasibility study for the design 16 creative industries business units connected to Wales' largest Arts Centre. The early design suggested a modular approach to construction using a standard timber framed unit module which could be adapted for a variety of uses and sizes over time.

The materials and technologies employed have been carefully selected to provide a blend of contemporary with traditional to blend with the trees in which it sits but also a 'castle wall' frontage to the events field with degrees of transparency offering views out, through and into.

It is envisaged that the design will also integrate the best principles of sustainable design to provide adequate levels of natural light that can be manually adjusted to suit the interior requirements of each unit, as well as natural ventilation and a careful choice of materials based on the environmental impact of each from production to construction.

Client : Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Team : DRU
Value : £800k
Programme: 2004 onwards
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Bute Building
King Edward VII Ave
Tel: 02920 874430
Email: dru@cf.ac.uk
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