This building was constructed on a tiny budget, to educate and inform visitors to the surrounding gardens of the implications of an environmental specification, particularly with regard to issues of energy conservation and the use of healthy materials.
This building was the first in the country to employ a ' breathing' wall construction which uses recycled and borax treated cellulose in walls, floors, and roofs,
The form and orientation of the building is designed to maximise solar gain in autumn, winler and spring, and to enable through ventilation in summer.
Awarded the Community Enterprise Times Environment Award in 1992, and commended in the Green Building of the Year Awards in 1993.
Construction: O'Shea Construction Ltd