The two ends of the container are entirely transparent. One with a giant TV screen faces onto a new public plaza that will be populated with bars and restaurants with the intent of creating a new cultural quarter in the city. The other with a giant window that looks out over, and frames the body of water that is Cardiff Bay.
We have designed the building to be sheathed in corten and copper, alluding to the industrial heritage of South-Wales.
Our idea to include a teaching and lecture space that dips into the water, the ‘Aqua-theatre’ uses screens that slid back to reveal the middle dock as an aquarium and the audience is underwater.