Primary school Absdorf: Renovation with straw bales

Written by Herbert Gruber

The primary school, which dates back to the 1960s, was insulated with straw bales as part of a general renovation.

Key data

Province:Lower AustriaCity:AbsdorfCompletion:2008Type of Construction:infill construction, wrappingDesign/ArchitectureBestandPossibility to visit:YesPress photos:Yes
U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Projects Austria, Renovation Refurbishment,
More about this Straw Bale House

Die aus den 60er-Jahren stammende Volksschule wurde im Rahmen einer Generalsanierung mit Strohballen gedämmt.

About the author

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.