Yearbook 2019 : Roomley sports hall

The theme of the 2019 UP STRAW YEARBOOK is ’the straw experience to learn in’. It aims to inform and inspire you about the application of straw as a building material in schools and educational buildings.

The article we highlight today comes from the Netherlands.

Roomley sports hall renovation is one of the five pilote project to show the use of straw in the construction or renovation of an urban building.

The Roomley Sports Hall in Udenhout appeared to be a good option for a pilot renovation with straw. A sports hall or gym is an exemplary building: in the Netherlands you can find hundreds of this kind of building.  Many were constructed in the 1970s and ‘80s, with very limited insulation. They are used all year round, with high heating costs in the winter and hot indoor climate during the summer.

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