Benoy Architects Unveils British Retail Centre

5 November 2009 (Last Updated November 5th, 2009 18:30)

The St David's shopping centre in Cardiff, Wales, has been unveiled by UK architectural firm Benoy Architects. The £675m mixed-use scheme, morphed to suit Cardiff's Victorian arcades, features 300 residential blocks in an area of 140,000m². The two-storey development houses

The St David's shopping centre in Cardiff, Wales, has been unveiled by UK architectural firm Benoy Architects.

The £675m mixed-use scheme, morphed to suit Cardiff's Victorian arcades, features 300 residential blocks in an area of 140,000m².

The two-storey development houses 100,000m² of retail space.

The atrium, which is shaped liked a tulip, is outfitted with circular double-height spaces with glazed roof and sculptural panels in circular forms and stone patterns on the floor.

The £20m civic library part of the project has been awarded as the Project of the Year in Sustainability by Constructing Excellence.