May 3, 2024

Alma mater

Happy to see a piece of concrete poetry is still there...

Alma mater
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nourishing mother

sometimes you do something that gives you a warm feeling and I am pleased to see that a building that was scheduled to be flattened is now a grade two listed building it is a modernist building, and it was designed by Norman Thomas of the Percy Thomas partnership. The building is an absolute gem of a building. It is a large H block design and incorporates a huge window in the refectory that overlooks the bay and the Bristol Channel. On a good day you can see Somerset. Wikipedia states that:

In the main hall, there is a mural by Ceri Richards with panels depicting The Rape of Europa installed in 1970. On the opposite wall, there is a mural by Glyn Jones in the form of three green, red, and blue shields in glazed plastic material and black cording is a creation in which the artist symbolically portrays the Holy Trinity. A war memorial for students and staff who died during the Second World War hangs in the main corridor on the ground floor of Fulton House.

I used to spend many an hour drinking tea and gazing at the view. To an enthusiastic patron of modernism the original campus of Swansea University is an absolute joy. I hear there are plans to refurbish Fulton House. Let's hope they dont ruin it!

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Fulton House, Sketty, Swansea
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