• Client Cardiff University

  • Type Education

  • Location Cardiff

From early concept sketches, it was agreed that the architecture should have a strong resonance with the activity of the Biosciences faculty. Consequently, the hexagonal motif has been employed to reinforce the connection between Bioscience and the architecture of the building. The resulting design is an honest embodiment of form following function; an endorsement of the fusion of art and architecture.

The use of hexagonal structures united to form typical molecular themes on the elevation subtly enhances the building function and expression, but also affords an artistic richness to the treatment of the façade. Therefore, public art is an integral part of the design as opposed to an applied afterthought.