The building is a new digital multimedia centre for the for Knowle West community in Bristol. It includes an auditorium, teaching spaces, communal offices and meeting rooms. The building is constructed using a modular straw bale system and includes a biomass boiler, solar hot water generation and a below-ground rainwater harvesting system. It is predominantly naturally ventilated with mechanical ventilation with heat recovery for the noise sensitive spaces. The building opened in February 2008.

Client: Knowle West Media Centre

Architect: White Design

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Knowle Media Centre, Bristol

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Stafford Street, London

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