University of Bangor - Pontio Building Wins RIBA Welsh Architecture Awards 2018

Pontio Building, Bangor University

Known as the University of Bangor Arts and Innovation Centre, is the now 'Pontio' Building a 10,750 sq higher education facility within Bangor, has officially won RIBA Welsh Architecture Awards 2018.

The University 'To Bridge'

Deriving from the Welsh verb meaning 'to bridge', the Pontio building located within the University of Bangor is a magnificent addition to the varied cultural life at the higher education facility.   Bridge, being a relative word for the building as it stunningly joins onto three buildings somehow.   The link between the city and university homes a performing arts auditorium, cinema, rehearsal studio and an experimental 'haptic' environment with multiple areas even available to the public. 

Project Information

Architect: Grimshaw
Contractor: Galiford Try
Completion Date: 2016
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