This reception desk has been purpose built to fit the interior and use of the new faculty building. The glass panels have been made from locally sourced waste glass and has a bespoke design which illustrates the wave pattern of the Swansea Dock. The sustainable art glass panels draw the links from the historic use of the dock area of Swansea Maritime period to the new developed and contemporary use of Swansea SA1 Waterfront Innovation Quarter.

“I make beautiful architectural panels from recycled glass. I want to show that up-cycled glass bottles can be made into an artisan product that meets the needs of the architectural industry. I wanted to prove that innovation happens through a change of mind-set and the project was designed to break out of a rigid way of thinking, creating new ways of working towards a sustainable world. ”

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Dr Tyra Oseng-Rees

The reception desk is made from recycled glass designed in a bespoke maritime pattern positioned at the IQ Faculty building at University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea SA1

The reception desk is made from recycled glass designed in a bespoke maritime pattern positioned at the IQ Faculty building at University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea SA1

Details of recycled glass panels for the reception desk

Details of recycled glass panels for the reception desk

“We found the process of working with Tyra to be a collaboration in the true sense of the word. She and her team became an integrated part of the design team and brought an inspiring, fresh approach to the work.”
Pierre Wassenaar Director, Head of Technology and Innovation, Stride Treglown Architects

“What I love about this project is that Tyra picked this up and absolutely ran with it. Tyra’s and her team’s design systems thinking meant that they wanted engineers, environmental conservationists, artists and others to work on a project that actually covers 4 schools of the University and two faculties.”

Dr Jane Davidson, Pro Vice-Chancellor UWTSD, former minister for environment, sustainability and housing in the Welsh Assembly Government

“Tyra came to us with the idea of trialing a new recycled glass material and we thought this was too an exciting opportunity to miss. It presented an opportunity for our students and academics to work together and it is a sustainable product that reuses a material that’s been in the local area.”

Mike Bessell, Senior Estates Manager at SA1 Swansea Waterfront

“I got involved when I was a student at UWTSD. I was in my third year and Tyra came in and introduced her work with recycled glass material. I liked the idea of the sustainability of this material and potentially working on the live project.”

Jana Klerprlikova, Graduate Project Art Glass, contemporary glass artist

“I came to UWTSD to set up the architecture course, so I was aware of the requirements for a reception desk at the very start. However, the opportunity to try something new and collaborate with other colleagues in the University, and to work with Tyra and the potential of using recycled glass, was too enticing.”

Ian Standen, Architecture, UWTSD

“I decided to run with Tyra’s option with fused recycled glass. I am excited about innovation and new ideas in the construction industry and after further research into and discussions with Tyra, I could see benefits of having and using this material and I think it’s something that should be considered and considered further as a building product”

Dave Halley, Graduate Project, Construction Managements and currently Commissioning Manager at Core Group