Windstreek chicken barn


Raalte, Overijssel

Striking features of the Windstreek concept include the curved roof and the open front which help the natural ventilation of the barn. The open front provides an interesting insight into the stable. Inside, specially developed "nursery lamps" provide shelter and warmth for the young chicks. The combination of natural ventilation and lamps ensures a climate-friendly barn and extremely low energy consumption. The orientation with low side to the wind and high side provided with protective tree planting helps connect the barn to the specific features of the local landscape. Vista works for Windstreek with architect Jasper van Ruth and consortium partners Plukon, Sommen, Nijkamp and Wageningen University. Kwatrijn won a 480,000 Euro contribution from the Ministry of Economic Affairs under the Small Business Innovation Research programme. www.windstreek.org

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