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It’s a case of third time lucky for Chepstow-based practice Hall + Bednarczyk. Two time recipient of a Plaque of Merit in the National Eisteddfod of Wales Gold Medal for Architecture, last month the firm finally received the Gold Medal itself for its Llandegfedd Visitor and Watersports Centre near Pontypool. The award comes hot on the heels of winning the RIBA Wales 2016 Building of the Year – which in turn followed in the wake of being Highly Commended in the RIBAJ’s MacEwen Award earlier this year (RIBAJ February 2016). The building has an assymetrically curved zinc clad roof that appears to float over the café and watersport centre’s cedar clad walls. Facing out over the Dŵr Cymru Reservoir, it has transformed public access to and enjoyment of the Welsh Water site.

 

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