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).
Foto @ Jansin & Hammarling
Read more about interesting case studies with passive house certification!
- Garfield Passive House in Williamstown
- Enterprise Centre in Norwich
- Passive house School Högåsskolan in Knivsta
- Hamnhuset in Gothenburg
- Trädgårdsstaden in Skövde