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Cardiff Wales Map Diagrams

PostTue Nov 23, 2021 1:58 pm

OK I've been trying to get up to date with my developments page - getting there!

Anyway it inspired me to do this diagram...

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If all of this lot comes off then our skyline will be significantly bulked up - bring it on!! I did post this as a tweet and some are not fans of these high rise apartments? some people are odd :o which is fair enough, but a city centre that's lived in I think ticks a lot of boxes nowadays - vibrant city centre, less transport, countryside built on etc. etc oh not to forget that personally I have always liked tall buildings!! which is pretty much the reason for this website
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PostTue Nov 23, 2021 3:46 pm

I am enjoying how the City Centre is developing.we have gone from small town to large town, to small City.

It definatley looks a lot better now than it ever did and all these moaners who are usually in their 60s and 70s remember their childhood, rather than the Cardiff of the 60s, 70s and 80s which to be honest had very little going for it.

Now it looks the part a bit more, feels a little more like a city. Bring on a few more I say.

But when are we going to have one taller than the one down West
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PostTue Nov 23, 2021 5:14 pm

As long as these 'scrapers fit in within the environment and don't look out of place, I'm all for it. Don't like how landmark buildings and buildings that are treasured, like Gwdihw, are being erased from our culture though, nor the bland and dull buildings going up instead of the modern and futuristic ones we we had been promised.

Can't wait for these to go up though. Are we going to see a building surpass 100 m in this decade I wonder? John Street tower is so close
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PostWed Nov 24, 2021 11:35 am

AlwaysBeBlue wrote:I am enjoying how the City Centre is developing.we have gone from small town to large town, to small City.

It definitley looks a lot better now than it ever did and all these moaners who are usually in their 60s and 70s remember their childhood, rather than the Cardiff of the 60s, 70s and 80s which to be honest had very little going for it.

Now it looks the part a bit more, feels a little more like a city. Bring on a few more I say.

But when are we going to have one taller than the one down West


Well, regarding "one taller than the one down West" hopefully that is in the pipeline - below is a CGI of phase 2 plot 1 and 2 of central quay. As you can see plot 3 (presumably) is the same height as plot 1 but plot 4 (mentioned in the docs as 42 storeys) is considerably taller - taking us a decent way over the 107m required to achieve tallest in Wales status!! :) heh! but maybe prior to that, the proposed 132 metre student tower at customhouse st will re-emerge as residential apartments? If you're watching Watkin-Jones you'd better get a shift on!!

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PostWed Nov 24, 2021 12:36 pm

Based upon a recent post by CW Architects, it seems this one at the end of Currand Road is going ahead.
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PostWed Nov 24, 2021 2:45 pm

Peiriannydd wrote:Based upon a recent post by CW Architects, it seems this one at the end of Currand Road is going ahead.

Have they increased the height of this one, I don’t remember it being 28 stories?
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PostWed Nov 24, 2021 4:49 pm

Home for Xmas next month, first time in a year, so can't wait for a walk around and see what's going on.
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PostSun Nov 28, 2021 8:44 am

First of all, this is not a criticism, but I see a common theme for most of the designs existing or proposed. They are boxes, straight lines, sterile and very unimaginative. I've visited cities around the world during my lifetime and I know Cardiff can do better. Better? By that I mean fewer straight lines, more curves, a greater variety of materials used, more use of trees, plants, water, obviously there are costs involved, sometimes substantial and that's the balance isn't it?
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PostSun Nov 28, 2021 1:39 pm

penarth bloke wrote:First of all, this is not a criticism, but I see a common theme for most of the designs existing or proposed. They are boxes, straight lines, sterile and very unimaginative. I've visited cities around the world during my lifetime and I know Cardiff can do better. Better? By that I mean fewer straight lines, more curves, a greater variety of materials used, more use of trees, plants, water, obviously there are costs involved, sometimes substantial and that's the balance isn't it?


I understand what you're saying and I partially agree. I've always said that Cardiff (and Wales in general) can and should do better. There needs to be more of an emphasis on quality and variety. But, architecture typically goes through phases, much like wider fashion.

It's really easy to spot buildings from the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, etc., as they tend to have similar characteristics. What we are seeing in Cardiff is arguably its greatest expansion and development since the 1930s. So, it's unsurprising that many of the buildings proposed and being built share similar characteristics because they're being designed at the same time.
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PostSun Nov 28, 2021 3:51 pm

In all fairness most of these new buildings do have roof gardens - and the new proposal for east bay close is the greenest of the lot, a move in the right direction! take a look at the design and access statement... https://www.eastbayclose.co.uk/consultation-documents/
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