Dross: Viticulture farm building

Herbert Gruber
Written by Herbert Gruber

A company building with straw bale insulation was developed for the Buchegger-Mayr winery. The wine cellar was insulated on the outside – in front of a solid concrete shell (thermal mass) – with straw bales.

Key data

Province:Lower AustriaCity:DrossCompletion:2008Type of Construction:straw bale wrappingDesign/ArchitectureBauatelier Schmelzer & SalomonCarpenter:Kreativer Holzbau GmbHStraw Builder:Kreativer Holzbau GmbHPossibility to visit:YesPress photos:Yes
Photocredit:Herbert Gruber
U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Projects Austria, Straw Bale Wrapping,
More about this Straw Bale House

Für das Weingut Buchegger-Mayr wurde ein Betriebsgebäude mit Strohballendämmung entwickelt. Dabei wurde der Weinkeller außen – vor einer massiven Betonschale (thermische Masse) – mit Strohballen gedämmt. Das Gebäude ist so im Winter warm und im Sommer gekühlt. Das innovative Projekt wurde ausgezeichnet mit der Anerkennung für vorbildliches Bauen in NÖ.

About the author

Herbert Gruber

Herbert Gruber

Herbert is author of the book "Neues Bauen mit Stroh in Europa" (New Building with Straw in Europe), head of the austrian strawbale network ASBN and partner in the Leonardo-project "STEP" (Strawbale Training for European Professionals) and the Erasmus project "BuildStraw Pro" (a project to get formal national recognition of the training) and "Make your City Smart". As a collector he documents European straw bale buildings since 1999 on his website (database, german), in lectures, workshops and books.