Urban Straw Bale: BioBui(l)t Barcelona


BioBui(l)t Txema in Barcelona (opposite to the famous Richard Meyer Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona) is an urban “playground” for natural building materials as straw(bales), clay- and limeplaster, reed, hemp fibres, bamboo,… It is also a transition-, event-, workshop- and exhibition-place, where visitors or passengers passing by can freely enter and ask questions or participate in the building process. BioBui(l)t Barcelona is a crowdfunded project , initiated by Barcelonanian association  BaM, – See the crowdfunding campaign here   Follow the project in facebook  twitter @BAMconf  and calendar of events

Nov.2014 starting to finish!opening up the fances!

May 2014 The EU-Leonardo group visits BioBui(L)t and the Tech.University UPC

March 2014 Spring day! start of rising up! with the Straw carnival in the city streets 😉

and the Greb wall starts to be bio-Built the first wall!

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Photos: Herbert Gruber

PLA BUITS. Bio Bui(L)t. C/Montalegre, 4 Ciutat Vella, BarcelonaPhoto: Dani Codinabiobuilt-Sergi-Sanchez4
Photos: Sergi Sanchezbiobuilt-Dani-Codina2-Sergi-Sanchez
Photos: Dani Codina, Sergi Sanchez

Written by Herbert Gruber

Herbert is author of the book "Neues Bauen mit Stroh" (New Building with Straw), head of the austrian strawbale network ASBN and partner in the Leonardo-project "Strawbale Training for European Professionals (STEP). As a collector he documents European straw bale buildings since 1999 on his website (database, german), in lectures, workshops and books.

Website: http://www.baubiologie.at