A new low-maintenance and sound-absorbing retractable sunscreen has been developed by Hunter Douglas and incorporated into a prestigious Passivhaus project in Brussels.
ProScreen is a unique exterior sunscreen system with a patented noise reduction insert that provides superior sound-absorbing properties in addition to up to 75% sun glare protection and up to 85% heat entry reduction.
Architect practice A2M commissioned 206 units for its Anvers Simons FrontiSpice scheme, after being impressed with the guiding system which comprises a spring that counteracts movement, enabling noise to be completely absorbed. ProScreen is also significantly cheaper than existing alternatives that use a brush or plastic insert profile over the entire length of the guiding profile.
This modular design of the sunscreen and the service cover means that it is very easy to assemble and maintain, and it can also be mounted to the façade as an integrated whole.