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Kroonstad Monastery


Kroonstad Monastery


Kroonstad, South Africa



A Monastery is situated inside beautiful tall Victorian brick building in Kroonstad.

Nearby ruins are converted into a low-energy conditioned air supply system using the natural climate as a resource to generate heat + cool.

Air is heated by passing through a solar heated water bed with glass roofs. Air is cooled by passing through banks of horizontal willow trees rooted in gabion walls.