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Love Grangetown Vertical Studio explores ideas for the new Grange Pavilion

30 April 2019

Vertical Studio students
Vertical studio students

This month, twelve undergraduate students from the Welsh School of Architecture partnered with Grange Pavilion CIO members for three weeks to explore ideas for the new Grange Pavilion.

The students have been holding conversations around Grangetown to explore how aims for the Grange Pavilion to be a 'welcoming space for all' can be supported by people, activities, the building, and the landscape.

Working with Grange Pavilion CIO, Cardiff University's Community Gateway, and architect Dan Benham partnering with IBI Group, each conversation was translated into drawings and a model, bringing to life moments in a day in the life of the Grange Pavilion, which will open early in 2020.  The drawings and model will be on display at the Grangetown Festival, and conversations will continue to shape the project as construction is underway.

A Grange Pavilion Board member said: “We love these images created by the Cardiff University Welsh School of Architecture students during the recent Vertical Studio project.  They represent a day in the life of Grange Pavilion and really enabled us to picture ourselves in the new building - as if we weren't excited enough!”

Grange Pavilion - the flexible room

The Grange Pavilion is a Grangetown community-led project and will be managed by Grangetown Communities under a 99-year lease, with support from organisational partners Cardiff University, Cardiff Bay Rotary Club, Taff Housing, RSPB, and Cardiff and Vale College. It has been made possible with funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, Garfield Weston Foundation, Welsh Government, the Moondance Foundation, and many more.  To find out more about the Grange Pavilion or about joining the Grange Pavilion CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation), please contact Lynne Thomas.

Lynne Thomas

Lynne Thomas

Community Gateway Project Manager

Welsh speaking
+44 (0) 29 2087 0456

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