Knowle West Media Centre, Bristol
Completed February 2008.

The Knowle West Media Centre provides opportunities for participation in media arts by young people living in one of the most disadvantaged areas of Bristol. The new centre is a flagship building of which the Knowle West community can feel proud, and will enable the budding creative community to explore and develop their talents freely - offering state of the art media studios, workspace and exhibition spaces for the music, art and film produced on site.

The involvement of local 11 to 16-year-olds 
informed the design of the building from start to finish, influencing its cutting edge environmental design. They have even been involved in the construction process assembling one of the ModCell® prefabricated straw bale cladding panels as part of the exciting ‘Sponsor a panel Scheme’. Teams from throughout the South West got involved by sponsoring individual ModCell®  panels. Firefighters from Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) helped to lay the foundations of what is the South West’s largest straw bale structure.

Winner in the South West C+ Carbon Positive
Carbon Positive Communities Category 2008