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The Waste House Tour

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Grand Parade Mews, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 0BG

The Brighton Waste House – The development of a ‘living laboratory’ for ecological architectural design

The Brighton Waste House investigates strategies for constructing a contemporary, low energy, permanent building using over 85% ‘waste’ material drawn from household and construction sites.

The building is Europe's first permanent public building made almost entirely from material thrown away or not wanted. It is also an EPC ‘A’ rated low energy building.

The Brighton Waste House aims to prove that under valued so-called waste material has potential to become a valuable resource and therefore prove “that there is no such thing as waste, just stuff in the wrong place!’. It also aims to prove that a contemporary, innovative, low energy building can be constructed almost entirely by young people studying construction trades, architecture & design. To this end over 300 students worked on the project which was initially fabricated in the workshops of City College Brighton and Hove, and then assembled and completed by students and apprentices between May 2013 and April 2014.

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  • Saturday 8 September: Tours 12.00-13.00 and 14.00-15.00
  • Saturday 15 September: Tours 12.00-13.00 and 14.00-15.00

Booking opens: 13 August 2018 12:00 Booking closes: 7 September 2018 16:00

Max 20 people per tour/session. Tour takes up to one hour

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