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The UK’s largest prefabricated straw bale building

The UK’s largest prefabricated straw bale building | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

One of the largest prefabricated straw bale buildings in Europe will be officially opened at The University of Nottingham tomorrow Wednesday 8 February 2012.

Designed by Make Architects the new Gateway Building has been constructed with straw bale panels harvested on the University’s very own farmland – just 200 yards from the site. Make Architects have produced the video Story of Straw about the technology behind the £5.2m development.

“Our aim is to create an inspiring and harmonious place to study and work reflecting the University’s impressive ‘green’ credentials. This innovative new building is part of a multi-million pound drive to expand and upgrade the University’s teaching and learning facilities. This building, along with many other new facilities on our campuses both in the UK and Asia and will enhance the institution’s position as one of the most popular destinations among applicants to UK universities.”

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Strawbale and Cross-Laminated Timber: Prefab Gateway Building By MAKE

Strawbale and Cross-Laminated Timber: Prefab Gateway Building By MAKE | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

There are so many things about this building for a TreeHugger to love. It's straw, the up and coming ultimate renewable resource. But conventional strawbale construction is slow, and if the stuff gets wet it is a problem, so it's prefabricated,, built in a nearby shed. The straw is compressed into a wood frame, made of our favorite cross-laminated timber. And it couldn't get more local; you can see the field that was the source of the straw from the building.

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