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SDGs

sdg 9 Industry Innovation and Infrastruc
sdg 11 Sustainable cities and communitie
sdg 12 Responcible Consumption and Produ

Shroud Hempery

Typology

Visitors centre, textile mill and laboratories

 

Location 

Stroud, UK

Area

250m2 Internally

1000m2 Externally

Materials

Hemp thatch + timber frame+ hempcrete

 

Year 

2014

It is ironic that in a society obsessed with materialism we have become increasingly detached from the material world. The Stroud  hempery uses industrial hemp (cannabis sativa) as a vehicle to re-evaluate this relationship.

The Stroud Hempery acts as a national centre for hemp in the UK. The guild, formed around a new route linking canal and town, acts as a point of contact & education. The mill honours Stroud’s cloth making heritage whilst the research facility explores new applications for the plant.

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