markilux vertical and glass roof awnings ensure a better climate at Villa Tapas
It is well known that rooms that are enclosed by a lot of glass can heat up considerably due to the warmth of the sunlight. The operator of Villa Tapas, a restaurant in the Dutch city of Assen, a good 30 kilometres south of Groningen, also experienced this. To allow guests to enjoy the bright, open atmosphere in more pleasant temperatures, the restaurateur had part of the building shaded by markilux awning systems.
Located in the centre of Assen, in the west of the province of Drenthe, the modern glass building of the Villa Tapas restaurant, which extends over two levels, is reminiscent of an oversized greenhouse. Around 170 square metres of glass give the building with its 200 seats a transparent, airy character. However, this construction method also had its disadvantages. The markilux awning systems solved this problem, meaning that less energy is now required to air-condition the interior of the restaurant.
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Reduced heat input into the building by shading the glass roof
Seven partially coupled on-glazed awnings of our markilux 8800 model were installed over an area of 166 square metres. Special rail brackets first had to be manufactured for this. The new sun protection system has already reduced the heat input.
Glare and heat protection for the glass façade
The entire western glass façade was also shaded. Eight vertical awnings were installed across a width of 20 metres, each a good five metres high. The restaurateur chose a transparent screen fabric to allow guests to continue to enjoy the view outside. The combination of on-glazing and translucent vertical awnings maintains the friendly, bright feeling of the space and at the same time creates a better climate in the building.
Wind-stable awning system
As the awnings are equipped with our 'tracfix system', which guides the fabric flush in the transport rails, the fabric surface offers the wind hardly any surface to attack. This is particularly important for such large systems. The material is thus protected and disruptive wind noise is avoided.
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