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SDGs

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.

©2019 by Otis Harley | otisharley@gmail.com