Plas Glyn y Weddw Gallery Llanbedrog

SIPs to build a dome shaped roof….a tricky construction form but when approached by OBR we couldn’t resist the challenge. A thermally efficient 172mm SIP is being precut into hundreds of different shapes for site assembly.

Mark Wray Architects report “Working in collaboration with the renowned metal sculptor Matthew Sanderson, we are developing a proposal for a new 80-cover cafe facility at the popular Art Gallery in North West Wales. The existing cafe is located within a modern conservatory which is inappropriate and has poor thermal properties. The form of the new dining area is generated from Matthew’s interest in nature and echoes the shell of a sea urchin. The rain screen facade is to be comprised of 23,000 stainless steel ‘barnacles’ all fabricated and welded by hand into sections which are to be secured over the water-tight fabric below. Internally, Matthew will design and manufacture the principal structural elements of the dining space which rise to a central oculus. To the rear of the dining area is the new kitchen and servery and new toilets are located within the former kitchen to the back of the main house. A circulation route between the new and historic fabric provides level access across the whole ground floor of the Centre and creates a transition between new and old”.

Client Client: Mark Wray Architects
Date Date: 2022
Location Location: North West wales
category Category: SIPS

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