The attention to detail was striking. Use was made of custom-made metal flashings (white powder-coated steel sheets) to make the greenhouse light and energy-tight at the horizontal systems near the façades, for example. The side finishes of the façade screens were also neatly sealed with flashings, and the drive systems are nicely concealed and protected against moisture and dirt.
The numbers appeal to the imagination: the system is composed of 12,000 Smart Springs, 87,000 stainless steel wire truss clamps and 250,000 metres of steel wire. There will soon be181,000 square metres of canvas at the top of the greenhouse, supported by 1,000,000 meters of polyester wire. There was a great deal of consultation with the greenhouse builder beforehand in order to arrive at a nicely integrated system. In addition to the usual screen strips for the screen plates, screen plates were also mounted through the inner façades, for example. The truss is also prepared with axle bearing supports and strut supports.