One of the most important buildings in any country is the school because the future depends on how the next generations are educated. Apart from the standard of teaching, informed local authorities and designers understand how a high-quality indoor climate is equally important. Apart from planning and layout, the school also has to enjoy the best acoustics, air quality and healthy environment.
Troldtekt solutions not only help to improve acoustics but also influence air quality, overall design, durability and operating economy and contribute to a school’s overall sustainability and visual coherence between rooms.
Today, a quite unexpected problem that has impacted and required several emergency measures, especially in new buildings, is the handling of pandemics. A good example of great design is Denmark’s first newly built school of architecture has been conceived as a laboratory for learning and architectural experimentation designed by ADEPT. It features several variants of Troldtekt acoustic ceilings.
Turnkey architect and founding partner Martin Krogh says, “We chose Troldtekt because of its simplicity and versatility. The solutions are perfect for rooms where peace and quiet are needed for concentrated study or work but also in high-ceilinged and complex soundscapes.”
Pernille Svendsen from Arkitema Learning is extremely pleased with the acoustic solution at the Erlev School in Haderslev. “I personally think that the Troldtekt ceilings are a wonderful match for the wooden structures and the many interior elements in wood. Troldtekt is both an acoustic solution and also suits the overall design catalogue for the school. The panels have a surface that is a bit rough, but in a good way. A school shouldn’t look too fine and polished. It should signal that it can withstand use, hanging things up, exhibiting and moving around. There’s room for change here.”
Founded on the Cradle-to-Cradle design concept, Troldtekt’s natural and inherently sustainable panels are available in a variety of different surfaces and colours and contribute positively to a building’s BREEAM, DGNB and LEED ratings. In addition to their high sound absorption and tactile surface, they offer high durability and low-cost lifecycle performance. Available in various sizes and in four grades, from extreme fine to coarse, the panels can be left untreated or painted in virtually any RAL colour.