Gallery: The Newly Completed Gateway Building Is the UK’s Largest Straw...

Strawbales and prefab building are an unlikely combination, but pioneering firm Make Architects has merged the two together to create the Gateway Building -- the UK's largest strawbale building. Now home to the School of Biosciences and the School of Veterinary and Medical Sciences at the University of Nottingham, the four story building is built with 14-meter-high prefabricated panels filled with compressed straw from an on-campus field. Not only do the building materials boast a low embodied carbon footprint, but the building itself is low carbon and has achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ for energy efficiency.

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