Smart Citizens Building Prototype Development and Demonstration Tour 2018

Written by esba

After developing 3 prototypes for urban 3-5 storey straw bale buildings, the FFG-project SmartCity Demo goes on tour through Austria, Linz (Sept. 2018), Inssbruck (November 2018), Graz (spring 2019) and Vienna (summer 2019), building prefabricated 2-5-storey straw bale houses as demonstration projects with the participation of students and future owners. The skeleton is made of wood, the walls and ceilings are prefabricated with wood and straw bales. The astonishing price/m2 living area lies under the price for social living flats in Austria.

Technical University Vienna – Continuing Education Center (lead partner)
Käferhaus G.m.b.H.
Lukas Lang Building Technologie GmbH
asbn – Austrian Strawbale Network
RWT plus ZT GmbH
Konrad Zirm e.U.
Wout Kichler

More Info and the whole Toolkit (Report in German):

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The European Straw Building Association is an independent European association, devoid of any profit making motive. The object of the Association is to promote and develop the use of straw, as a sustainable way of building in all the senses of the term “sustainable”: renewable, ecological, healthy, energy and climate efficient, social and economic.
The Association is a federation composed of organisations and people particularly concerned with the use of straw in buildings.