Plans for the Student Retreat for Cardiff University.
The evolution of the project separated the ‘functional’ spaces – offices, meeting rooms, counselling services and the library – from the main gathering and worship space. While the support spaces form the third wing of the existing courtyard the gathering place is a centrepiece. It stands apart from the brick buildings around it, echoing the high-status buildings of Cathays Park in its appearance. The central space is designed to be adapted for use by a range of faiths and communities, and this is reflected in the way the spaces which form it are broken down and recomposed to create its volume.