The Royal Society of Architects in Wales is thrilled to announce the launch of an exciting new venture: a set of short films celebrating the richness, quality, and diversity of the built environment of Wales.
Featuring five distinguished figures each writing about a structure they love, the series:
- promotes Welsh architecture, from the historical to the contemporary
- complements efforts by bodies such as Visit Wales to promote the country and its built environment
- celebrates contemporary Wales: its built environment and its written culture
- provides a valuable universally-accessible educational resource
- highlights RSAW’s initiative in promoting public appreciation of Welsh architecture
This first series of films features:
- architect Richard Parnaby discussing the breakthrough achievement of the Severn Bridge
- Menna Richards, ex-Controller of BBC Wales, on the confluence of architectural and political ambition that created the Senedd
- architect Michael Davies analysing the history of Tredegar House
- architect Elinor Gray-Williams on the village of Trawsfynydd, where Yr Ysgwrn (birthplace of Welsh poet Hedd Wyn) sits across a valley from Sir Basil Spence’s massive brutalist nuclear power station
- Gillian Clarke, ex-National Poet of Wales, celebrating Cardiff’s Civic Centre
This series of films aims to capture the imagination of anyone interested in the history of Welsh architecture. Produced by Lyndon Jones Media, the films explore the diversity and richness of Welsh culture for all to enjoy.