Gallery: Work Begins on the UK’s Largest Prefabricated Strawbale Buildi...

 

Exciting news! Construction began this month on what will be the UK’s largest straw bale building, which will utilize prefabricated construction and local straw from nearby farmland. The Sutton Bonington Biosciences Building at the University of Nottingham’s agriculture campus will bring a high-tech facility to the rural setting, combining the School of Biosciences and the School of Veterinary and Medical Sciences into one building. London-based Make Architects are responsible for the design of the new facility, which is slated to achieve a BREEAM Excellent Rating.

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  1. prefabrik September 15, 2010 at 4:23 am

    Great projects.We making too this prefabricated products in Turkey.

    Thanks..

  2. kristiantheconqueror June 8, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Interesting cunstruction idea: pre-fabricate straw-filled concrete/wood blocks and use them to build the structure. I’m not sure how efficient this is compared to traditionally straw-bale constructions (where the walls are literally constructed out of bales of straw) as the great benefit of straw-bale construction is the extremely good insulation that is the result of the extremely thick straw walls.

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