Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Cardiff

Architect/Designer:
BFLS
Client:
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Main Contractor:
Willmott Dixon
Portland Stone:
Jordans Basebed

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is Wales’ national conservatoire.

BFLS Architects won an international design competition in 2007 to design a new building containing a 450-seat concert hall, a 150-seat theatre and a cafe/bar, all of which will be accessible to the public, as well as rehearsal spaces and movement studios for students.

The brief asked the design team to create not only world-class performance spaces that inspire learning and nurture creativity but also a landmark civic building that would make sensitive reference to its context in its design and use of material.