ARCHITECTUAL DESIGN PROJECT
"Muni Arts Centre" refurbishment
Project created in collaboration with two Architectual Design students: James Mosses and Owain Morris. Thank you for your patience and dedication.
Muni Arts Centre serves as a hub for the community to celebrate culture through live events including music, theatre, dance and comedy. The building features a large theatre (ideal for conferences, wedding parties and training events), a gallery room (which also serves as a room for fitness/aerobics classess) and a spacious cafe/restaurant.
Due to the fact that Muni Arts Centre hosts different types of events and accommodates people from various backgrounds the design of the Arts Centre is flexible and adaptable to particular circumstances.
Location: Pontypridd, South Wales
The Muni Arts Centre originally built in 1895, it is a Grade II listed building due to its architectural historic heritage, gothic chapel like exterior and for its contribution to the impressive range of buildings on Gelliwastad Road.
The rear of the building has been extended to improve circulation. safety and disability access. The rooms have been rearranged to make for a more convienent layout and provide larger spaces for dressing rooms. offices and storage.
1. The interior design of the Muni Arts Centre is a call back to the buildings roots in the industrial revolution.
2. Platform lift provides access for the wheelchair users to the Cafe area.
3. The feature wall in the cafe is a collection of historic images of Pontypridd.
4. There are dedicated wall spaces in the Cafefor pictures of artists and performers who have previously presented their work to the audience in the Muni Arts Centre.
5. There is a garden space at the rear of the building which is ideal for additional restaurant seating. It also has potential of being a good space for outdoor classes or events.
6. The gallery acts as a multi-use space which can facilitate many activities and events, such as classes. art shows. and conferences. It has its own large dedicated storage space with additional storage available in the reception area. (see presentation boards for visuals)
7. The thearte space is large enough to accommodate 400 people for standing events and over 300 seated shows.
8. The walls in the theatre are fitted with mood lights which can change colour and intensity to improve the experience of the audience. These lights have been shaped to resemble the original chapel windows. (see presentation boards for visuals)
9. The walls in the auditorium are covered in panels to provide excellent acoustic insulation.
10. The bar/lounge area next to the theatre has an easy access though a series of doors that can be closed during specific events.