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Keywords Change this

Modernism, Industrial Architecture, Modernist Architecture, Factory

Project timeline

1945 – 1951

Type

Industrial

Location Change this

Brynmawr
United Kingdom

Current state

Demolished

Also known as Change this

Dunlop Semtex rubber factory

Architect Change this

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Article last edited by Lovro on
July 12th, 2018

Brynmawr Rubber Factory Change this

Brynmawr, United Kingdom
by Architects Co-Partnership (ACP) Change this

Interior of the main hall.

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The Brynmawr Rubber Factory was a factory in South Wales which produced rubber and PVC flooring. The main part of the industrial complex was a hall covered with nine domed shells (each 25.9m long and 18.9m wide). The shells were less than 90 mm thick and contained circular roof lights. Together they formed a 4,3-meter high roof that was supported in each corner of a shell. The supporting columns were V-shaped to ensure the roof was static without making it thicker or adding other columns. The main hall was surrounded by several smaller buildings with concrete barrel vault roofs. The factory was built to provide new jobs to those who had lost their jobs in closed coal mines. It was financed and built by the government.

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