Bute Building

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Bute Building

The Bute Building is a Cardiff University building in Cathays Park, Cardiff, Wales. It houses the Welsh School of Architecture and the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. It is a Grade II listed building.[1]

The neoclassical building was designed by architects Percy Thomas and Ivor Jones, who won a competition in 1911 to design a building for Cardiff Technical College.[2] The foundations of the building were laid in 1913 and the building opened in 1916.[3][4] The building has six Roman Doric columns in the front of the building and includes the Birt Acres Lecture Theatre[5][6]

The UK's largest Sky Dome, an artificial sky 8 metres in diameter run by the School of Architecture and used for daylight modelling and sun-path studies, is located in the basement of the building.[7]


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Coordinates: 51°29′11″N 3°10′58″W / 51.48652°N 3.18264°W / 51.48652; -3.18264