23 Nov E-ARCHITECT NEWS ARTICLE: CARDIFF BAY HIGH-RISE
The tower is mixed-use – retail on the ground floor, commercial for the lower half – where the floorplates are the largest, and residential for the top half offering unique dwellings with incredible views over Cardiff Bay, Roath Basin and Cardiff at large.
Nicholas Socrates was born and raised in Jersey, Channel Islands, UK.
Nick is an accomplished urban designer with distinguished qualifications in architecture and urban design. He has worked on a wide range of ground breaking international and UK projects of high-profile masterplaning and regeneration schemes – including; St Helier Waterfront Masterplan, Bristol Temple Meads regeneration, Oxford Central masterplan, Jersey’s East Quay regeneration, Snow Hill, St Helier, Gordono School masterplan in Bristol, Bicester RAF regeneration and various masterplans for the MoD.
Nicholas Socrates holds an MA Distinction in Urban Design from the University of Barcelona. An MArch (Part 2) Distinction in Architecture from Technical University (TU) Delft and Bristol UWE. A BA (Hons) (Part 1) in Architecture from London Metropolitan University. He also hold a first class BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting from the University of Brighton.
His slum regeneration masterplan in Agra, India was shortlisted and highly commended for AECOM’s international SOS Urban Frontiers competition in 2012. And his designs for Rotterdam’s Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s New Art Gallery and Depository were shortlisted for Architizer’s A+Awards in 2013.
Design: Socrates Associates
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