The building that is now home to the tourist office was built at the start of the 16th century in an old quarter of Troyes called Foires de Champagne, which was famous throughout medieval Europe.
The main contractor wanted to restore this building in keeping with traditional architecture, but using modern techniques that have proved their worth over the last 15 years in the town of Troyes, where several buildings have already been restored using Tradical® Hempcrete.
Claire Perron, the architect in charge of the project for the town council’s Urban Development and Heritage department, is an expert in restoring traditional buildings and offered to use a material that was suitable for half-timbering, but would not compromise its charm.
Hempcrete offered the thermal and vapour regulating properties required for the insulation and it was one of the reasons why the architect chose this material.
Hempcrete inherently rhymes with thermal performance. The tourist office building provides a perfect example of the benefits of hempcrete when you want to save energy and improve thermal performance.