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New case study: Worcerster Sports and Drama Hall known as Bartholomew Barn in UK!
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January 25, 2021

New case study: Worcerster Sports and Drama Hall known as Bartholomew Barn in UK!

What an inspiration! Bartholomew Barn!

Could an architect and the client take any inspiration from an old barn and build it as a new and energy-efficient building, even in passive house standard? Yes, they can!

John Christophers of Associated Architects said: “The Worcester School Sports and Drama Hall also known as “Bartholomew Barn” was completed in 2016 as the certified passive house & Saint-Gobain Multi-Comfort building with a floor area of 371 m2. The client was keen for Bartholomew Barn to fit in with the architectural character for the school’s rural setting, which includes a listed Georgian farmhouse but also an ‘eclectic’ mix of historic buildings, many of which are timber-framed.”

A new building standard has arisen: The Multi-Comfort Building!

The multi-comfort design strategy is focused on all comfort: thermal, acoustic, visual comfort and indoor environment. And all is created by a special focus on building´s fabric (walls, floor, roof, windows, airtightness) and indoor conditions (temperature, relative humidity, VOCs, ventilation and comfort).

Read more about this building (link here).

Foto @ Jansin & Hammarling

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