Weaves itself cleverly into a small complex site
Wales Regional Award 2019
Richard Murphy Architects for Galeri Caernarfon Cyf
Contract value: £3.27m
Cost per m2: 2,800
The architect was invited back to its original 2005 project – a theatre and workspace for creative industries – to add a cinema. Key to the addition’s success in extending the original building is the making of a continuing enfilade of public spaces between the old and new structures. This new extension connects through to the existing building circulation on all three levels internally, with the form of the extension externally continuing with a series of parallel, pitched roof volumes. The new extension manages to weave itself cleverly into a small complex site, and successfully handles the busy array of circulation and external public relationships with demonstrable ease to provide an even better public offer and improved entrance.