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Cardiff 15000 arena

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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostThu Jul 15, 2021 3:02 pm

I imagine it might be a sort of immersive video presentation of the history and geography/scenery of Wales - a bit like "the Malta Experience": https://themaltaexperience.com/.

Unlike Malta, there could be some political debate about if/how to cover some of the history - e.g. conquest of Wales, Owain Glyndwr, the Acts of Union, etc. (although probably not to the same extent as in Scotland).
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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostSat Jul 24, 2021 6:28 pm

I just came across a slide presentation that's been used in some recent webinars.

The 'This is Wales' attraction is described as "a 5D flight experience". There's also reference to a "WMC Academy" and a "new contemparary art museum" neither of which I've heard being referenced before.

https://atlanticwharfcardiff.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Atlantic-Wharf-Webinar-1-6-July-2021.pdf
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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostSat Jul 24, 2021 9:37 pm

I find the 2027-2030 window to demolish the Red Dragon centre a bit disappointing. The scheme for a walkway from the Pierhead looks good and focuses on the arena. Will be a shame for it to be hidden behind the Red Dragon centre for a couple of years, maybe it's lease issue?
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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostSat Jul 24, 2021 10:57 pm

Ash wrote:I just came across a slide presentation that's been used in some recent webinars.

The 'This is Wales' attraction is described as "a 5D flight experience". There's also reference to a "WMC Academy" and a "new contemparary art museum" neither of which I've heard being referenced before.

https://atlanticwharfcardiff.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Atlantic-Wharf-Webinar-1-6-July-2021.pdf


I'm guessing they're thinking of something like the Soarin' over California ride in Disneyland. At least I hope so since that would be super cool, and a great way to show off our landscape to tourists in Cardiff.

Does the contemporary art museum have anything to do with the Welsh government's plans for an art museum on the level of the current national museum in Cardiff, or is it a smaller Cardiff-only initiative?

https://gov.wales/national-contemporary-art-gallery-wales-feasibility-study
https://gov.wales/written-statement-update-about-national-contemporary-art-gallery-national-football-museum-and

Edit: reading that slideshow - looks like they're planning to move the Cardiff Story Museum to the Bay? What are they going to do with the Old Library building then?
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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostThu Sep 02, 2021 9:53 am

phew loads of new stuff here! - https://atlanticwharfcardiff.co.uk/
This is moving on at a great pace - construction start spring 22!!
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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostSun Sep 19, 2021 6:10 pm

I think that building looks rather cheap and nasty, with little engagement with the outside. Will be good to see plans to see if that's actually true.

Would prefer a different material for the external walls too.
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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostMon Sep 20, 2021 10:01 am

You can't have the unique architecture of the WMC and then this Black metal box behind it.

Imagine any of the aerial's of the bay and cardiff?!..... It's going to be worse than the uncompleted back of the ice rink!
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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostMon Sep 20, 2021 10:03 am

Agreed. It looks like it’s taken heavy inspiration from the new ice rink, which isn’t a compliment! Something this important and prominent should be a landmark piece of architecture. Not another functional box with the only discerning feature being the “Arena” title plastered over the front in bus station font. We’ve been waiting for this for over a decade. Make a statement! The new arena in Swansea is coming together nicely and will look much more impressive than this.
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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostMon Sep 27, 2021 8:45 pm

It instantly reminded me of the temporary ABBA arena they are building in London, but having compared the two, that would be unfair on the ABBA arena.

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