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Hazendal Wine Estate

Microlouvre Koolshade® screens drastically reduced the inside temperature of the indoor venue, whilst allowing stunning views out, as well as natural daylight and natural ventilation in.

Key details

Their beautiful venue ‘The Glasshouse’, suffered from excessive heat and glare due to the all-glass construction

  • The Glasshouse was unusable from heat
  • Reducing internal temperature was necessary
  • Need to have perfect outward vision
  • Aesthetics was vital for this project
  • Install direct to glazing


Hazendal Wine Estate


Stellenbosch, South Africa


Microlouvre Koolshade® screens

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Hazendal Wine Estate in Stellenbosch is one of South Africa’s most famous wine producers and Premium Lifestyle Estates. Their beautiful venue ‘The Glasshouse’, suffered from excessive heat and glare due to the all-glass construction. Temperatures had to be reduced whilst maintaining contact with the beautiful surrounding gardens.

The problem

An internal aluminium louvre system inside the glass roof was both ineffective and blocked natural daylight and vision. The Glasshouse has to be used for all-year-round; weddings parties, and business functions, therefore, a solution had to be found. The Estate’s Project Managers, recommended that Microlouvre Koolshade® solar shading would significantly benefit their building with an integrated solution.

The solution

Microlouvre Koolshade® K700-17, woven with miniature tiny paper-thin, angled copper louvres was quickly and unobtrusively installed with brackets attached directly to the glass using the 3m VHB tape system. Direct-to-glass fixing is possible because MicroLouvre® is so light and windproof because its 87% open area provides negligible and resistance.

We finished the new installation on 24th March 2021 during a peak solar heat gain period and immediately, significant reductions in temperature were experienced, such that air conditioning was not even needed at that time. The client agreed that no other product could have given the same aesthetics and solar heat block together with natural ventilation, natural light, and perfect vision out.


  • Significant reduction in internal temperatures and air conditioning costs
  • Perfect external vision and contact with the outside
  • Light and easy to install and maintenance
  • Long life, durable and sustainable
  • 100% recyclable

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