Challenging project at Agroscope in Switzerland
In the spring of 2019 Holland Scherming completed this project for Belgian greenhouse builder Deforche. Agroscope is a Swiss Research Institute that supports national agriculture and horticulture. Although 10 detached 9.6m-metre wide-span greenhouses were built, the total surface area is only 900m2. This may not be impressive in terms of surface area, but these small greenhouses nevertheless contain quite a few of the diverse screening systems offered by Holland Scherming.
Twin roller screens
Roof roller screens
Cassette to protect the outer roof roller screens from the weather
Netting system in the air vents
We installed no fewer than 60 automatic horizontal screening systems in these greenhouses, and as many test compartments. These systems generally have a surface area of only 11m2. You can also find our twin roll-up screens at Agroscope. In addition to our screening systems, these tiny compartments are equipped with lighting, air treatment, heating and hoisting systems. Two of the greenhouses feature a roof parallel system and a tunnel screen system, respectively, all of which were custom-made for these unique greenhouses. The 20 exterior roof roller screens also proved to be a challenge. To exclude all weather influences, these exterior roof roller screens are stowed away in special cassettes.
In the design stage, this was worked out in detail in consultation with Deforche so that no conflicts would arise during the construction process.
We also took care of the finishing. As we consulted one another in detail about the attachment points for the drive system, the seals and the flashings (spray-painted in a matching colour) beforehand, this resulted in a project that impressed even the highly precise Swiss.
This project was commissioned by Deforche. The side wall and roof ventilation systems were fitted with insect netting supplied by our sister company Holland Gaas.