Public & Health

Hartridge Buddhist Shrine & Accommodation Block, Upottery, Devon

New build low carbon shrine and accommodation in rural Devon.

The building is being constructed using natural and locally sourced materials as much as possible. A locally sourced green timber frame, clad with larch from a local farm, builds on the holistic design approach. To enhance the sustainability of the building an efficient envelope has been created which is heated using a super efficient firewood boiler, fed from timber grown on site. The construction has been an open collaborative journey, using a combination of community and professionals working together to achieve an enlightening and tranquil building. The second phase construction of the shrine room is due to start imminently. The construction of green timber frame and straw bales will allow the community to once again be very hands on in the build producing a truly communal project.