Real Architecture: Sergison Bates Architects present Centre for the Applied Arts, Ruthin Wales

22 April 2008

  • Stephen Bates at the lectern. Courtesy Jack Goffe.
  • Tom Dyckhoff, Jonathan Sergison and Stephen Bates, in conversation. Courtesy Jack Goffe.

The new centre will be located in its own landscape and will be a dynamic zinc and cast stone building, consisting of three gallery spaces, artists' studios, a shop and a central courtyard, with undulating roofs to echo the surrounding Clwydian hills.

In this presentation, the architects explored how they approached the design and how the practice's central desire to transform and re-interpret the conditions of the everyday and the familiar came into practice with this specific commission.

Chaired by Tom Dyckhoff, Architecture Critic, The Times.

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