One of the major contributions to the UK’s sustainable and green architecture has come from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. The university is now set to come up with one of the greenest buildings ever built in the United Kingdom.
The new £8m low carbon building, known as the Norwich Research Park (NRP) Enterprise Center will be a gateway to the University. The design fro the building include a contemporary entrance courtyard, with two wings to the north and south, accommodating house offices, classrooms, meeting areas, and a large lecture hall.
In addition to this, there are also social areas, exhibition and demonstration spaces and an exhibition garden.
Above all, it will be home to low-carbon thinking. The use of local and natural materials will be a boost for the regional economy around Norwich too. The products and materials they are using include Thetford timber, Norfolkstraw and heather, chalk, lime, hemp and flint, which will be supplied by local dealers and craftsmen.
The London-based Architype has collaborated with several great engineering, planning and construction companies to gather expertise to meet the low carbon requirements of the building.
The NRP Enterprise Center is expected to prove to be an innovative architecture solution to the climate change and the increasing carbon emissions produced by the built environment.