Straw Bale Cafe wins LABC award for 'Technical Innovation'

Last Friday Hewitt Studios LLP were delighted to receive the West of England LABC 'Technical Innovation' award for our Straw Bale Cafe at Herefordshire College of Technology.

The judge's said: 'we were really impressed here by the sustainable credentials and the innovative use of natural and locally sourced materials. The use of some unusual materials and construction techniques (like ModCell) made the close partnership between the Architect, Building Control and the College even more important than ever to help deliver this excellent project.'

Congratulations and thanks to all those involved!

Paul Younger
Hewitt Studios LLP

Winner of the National 2011 LABC Technical Innovation Award
Shortlisted for a National 2011 RIBA Design Award
Shortlisted for a 2012 Wood Award (Small Projects Category)

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