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Vaulted staircase, Pines Calyx, Dover, Kent

The Pines Calyx™, New Community and Conference Centre, St Margaret’s Bay, Kent

Earth bermed circular construction using rammed chalk walls with vaulted tiled domed roof and vaulted internal staircase.

We researched the use of chalk as a wall material, and specialist products such as ‘zero-energy’ cork and timber triple glazed windows.

The project was designed to Passivhaus principles and incorporates a holistic approach to design, materials and construction.

Conker undertook all detailed design, obtained planning and building regulation consents and acted as project manager.

For further details see the Low Energy Buildings project database.