Chuck Hafner’s Farmers Market – Syracuse (USA-NY)
Syracuse has an extreme climate characterised by sweltering summers and freezing winters, so in designing this garden centre we paid a lot of attention to creating an indoor climate that would be pleasant in all seasons. Specially developed guillotine vents in the side walls promote effective ventilation in summer, while high-insulation materials prevent the loss of heat in winter.
An additional disadvantage of the severe winters is heavy snowfall. The building had to be capable of sustaining a snow load of 250 kg/m, which is more than three times the Dutch standard. The greenhouse is therefore heavily dimensioned, with strong trusses and thick columns. A very sturdy building for this famous New York entrepreneur.