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Swansea University project scoops top architectural prize

Credit: RICS Wales

Swansea University's Active Classroom, designed to cut emissions by using solar panels and other technologies, has won the RICS 'Project of the Year, Wales’ title.

It contains a laboratory and classroom used for teaching students.

The awards showcase eight different categories and their winners:

  • Building Conservation - Yr Ysgwrn, Gwynedd
  • Commercial - Zip World’s Adventure Terminal, Bethesda
  • Community Benefit - Old Oak Housing Co-operative, Carmarthen
  • Design through Innovation -The Active Classroom, Swansea
  • Infrastructure - RNLI Llandudno Lifeboat Station, Llandudno
  • Regeneration –The Jennings, Porthcawl
  • Residential - Leonard Charles House, Swansea
  • Tourism & Leisure - St Fagans National History Museum, Cardiff
Credit: RICS Wales

The design for the RNLI’s new Llandudno lifeboat station is clad with Welsh limestone and Siberian larch under a natural copper inverted roof and represents the culmination of 20-years of efforts by the RNLI to modernise their search and rescue capability at Llandudno.

Credit: RICS Wales

The Grade II listed Jennings warehouse building, which now forms a hub of activity in the seaside town of Porthcawl, was abandoned and had fallen into disrepair. Now the building forms the centre piece of the wider Porthcawl harbour and seafront area.