Copyright © 2014 Meloy Architects Ltd, Brighton, East Sussex
Brighton and Hove centre for environmental change -
Charles Meloy with LCE Architects
In the grounds of the Dorothy Stringer School Dr Danahar has created a ‘butterfly
haven’ by engineering an area of sloping grassland with undulating chalk to form
a habitat for butterflies, insects and flowers. The new facility will extend this
chalk downland biosphere to create a building for teaching bio-
The proposed building will be truly sustainable. Orientated to the south, the structure is a partially buried and utilises rammed chalk as a primary method of construction. The ‘haven’ is extended over the roof providing an extended habitat and insulation for the building. To receive a Zero carbon rating the highly insulated structure will make use of a range renewable energy sources.
The project is currently seeking funding before it moves to the next stage.