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Meeting of minds over Cardiff performance architecture

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Richard Rogers Partnership and Percy Thomas Partnership may join forces to ensure their designs for the Welsh Assembly and Wales Millennium Centre for performing arts sit side by side harmoniously.

ptp is currently tweaking its design for the Millennium Centre to ensure it blends in with the assembly building on the Cardiff Bay site. Commercial offices in the design, next to the mps' building, are being reduced from seven to five storeys. Architects are discussing what to do with the space between the buildings.

A development advisory panel from the Cardiff Bay Development Corporation looked at Wales Millennium Centre last week. A source at the corporation said the two architects would complement each other because their designs were so different. The panel meeting was positive, he added.

Jonathan Adams from ptp said: 'We are looking at forming a working group with Richard Rogers on making the very best of the space between the two buildings. When we put forward our proposals there was much uncertainty with context. Six months later the jigsaw is coming together and we now have the assembly building. But it is critical to ensure the generous spaces between the buildings are used properly.'

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