• One Central Square, Cardiff
  • One Central Square, Cardiff
  • One Central Square, Cardiff
  • One Central Square, Cardiff
  • One Central Square, Cardiff
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Client :
One Central Square
Cardiff
2013
Rightacres Property Company
Project Description :

Rightacres Property Company appointed Rio in 2013 to consider development proposals on the site known as One Central Square. Acting as a catalyst for regeneration, the site is located within the boundary of Cardiff City Council’s proposed Business District Masterplan.

 

Creating a wonderful working environment with 360 degree views over the City and Cardiff Bay, the building plan is based on a typical traditional B1 office layout.

 

The building frontage is orientated to create a boulevard that connects Central Square to Millennium Walk.  This frontage is eroded to create a semi-public zone between the boulevard and the entrance facade that connects the public realm and the building.

 

A ceramic granite clad podium has been created that overlooks the boulevard grounding the design. A fully glazed element separates the podium from the precast concrete clad office space above, which provides transparency and animation to the public realm interface.