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Cynefin – The importance of CAT’s £25m world-class tourist and education centre

Over the past year we've been involved in some exciting architectural projects. One of them was working with the world-famous Centre for Alternative Technology in Mid Wales.

We created a range of sustainable, ecological architectural designs as part of submissions for their £25 million Cynefin Project - Green Heart of Wales. This will help them in their next phase towards becoming a world-class sustainable tourism, research, innovation, and economic centre.

Such a project is at the very heart of what we do at Hughes Architects - creating sustainable buildings that minimise their environmental impact on the environment.

This forms part of our work towards the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge. This is the Royal Institute of Building Architects work providing a stepped approach towards reaching net-zero in architecture.

Of global architectural importance in sustainability

We worked with the CAT team designing initial ideas for the proposal prior to a final project that will design the final masterplan.

We were very pleased and privileged to have worked on this initial phase and wish all involved well in implementing what will be a very important project not only for CAT, near Machynlleth, Powys and Mid Wales but for the UK and internationally.

We are continuing our strong relationship with CAT and have been involved in masterclasses at the centre and plan further work on the development of sustainable and ecological building technologies through architecture with them.