Knowle West Media Centre
The South West C+ Carbon Positive Award for Carbon Positive Communities
Bristol Civic Society Environmental Award
David Alsop Sustainability Award, IStructE Awards 2009 (Shortlist)
RICS Regional Award 2009
This project was a new digital multimedia centre for the local community of Knowle West in Bristol.
The building includes an auditorium, teaching spaces, communal offices and meeting rooms. It was constructed using a modular straw bale system and includes a biomass boiler, solar hot water generation and below ground rainwater harvesting system.
The building is predominantly naturally ventilated with mechanical ventilation with heat recovery for the noise sensitive spaces.