Yr Hen Lyfrgell (The Old Library) is Cardiff’s Welsh Cultural and Language Centre, occupying the old Central Library on The Hayes. As Principal Designer for the building’s transformation, Ongl developed a holistic interior scheme for the multi-use Grade 2* listed building. Home to ‘Siop Bodlon’; Milk&Sugar; Cardiff Story Museum; and Mela Media, along with Adult-Learning Teaching Rooms; Conference facilities and Function Rooms for hire – the centre showcases the best of Welsh culture, produce and language in Cardiff. The interior design is a composition of clean geometric lines and shapes, in bright colours, with industrial galvanised steel, birch plywood and edge-lit acrylic details; intent on breathing new life into an old city-centre building.
Photographs by / Lluniau gan Ongl, Owen Mathias Photography + Irfon Bennett Photography