July 9 - Frustrated by the noise of trans-Atlantic airplanes flying low overhead, a school near London's Heathrow airport has come up with an innovative solution - superadobe structures originally designed for use in earthquake zones. Jim Drury went for a look.
Our sandpit and jumping tower, surrounded by a dry moat with crawling tunnels at Grove Road primary School, Hounslow is now complete and the children are loving it. Work is now progressing on a 4metre dome, pond and water dome.
Kathryn Harper-Quinn, Headteacher at Hounslow Heath Infants School talking to Radio London's Penny Smith about the beneficial impact that Small Earth's SuperAdobe Earth Domes are having on the children's welfare and learning experience.
Originally built for Southbank's Festival of the World, our "London Earth Creature" and other playscape elements have been decorated by artist Jennifer Camilleri for this year's Festival of Neighbourhood which will run throughout the Summer.