Early 20th century postcard of Church Street, in Cardiff - or Caerdydd in Welsh - the capital and largest city of Wales, with just over one million inhabitants, or more than one third of Wales's population, living in the metropolitan area. It is the seat of the National Assembly for Wales and an important business, cultural, sporting and tourism center. The capital of Wales since 1955.
Richard Rogers | National Assembly for Wales "Rogers chose to use rough slate, smooth concrete, steel, glass and timber to build that Welsh Assembly... Responding to the dynamics of the local environment. As well as to environmental details like natural ventilation, nighttime cooling, geothermal energy, rainwater harvesting..."