More wood in construction

New online theme on wood in construction from Troldtekt A/S, the leading manufacturer of acoustic solutions

Wood is a healthy, elegant and flexible natural material – and when the wood is FSC®-certified, developers and consultants are able to document that it originates from responsible forestry operations. Troldtekt sources large volumes of FSC-certified wood from Danish forests – and is keen to buy even more (FSC®C115450).

The obvious benefits mean that wood as a building material can make a positive contribution to the DGNB certification of sustainable buildings,” says Dr Christine Lemaitre, CEO of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB eV). At the Scandinavian drawing office White Architects, wood is always first choice when the projects permit.

Take a look at the residential social housing project Lisbjerg Bakke (Aarhus, Denmark), which has been DGNB-certified in the Gold category, and which is profiled in a collection of cases from the Nordic Wood in Construction Secretariat. Also, see photographs of the new and award-winning covered market Torvehallen (Ry, Denmark) and of the Prøysenhuset cultural centre (Ringsaker, Norway). 

Choose wood with an ecologically responsible footprint

Wood is becoming increasingly popular as a construction material, as are buildings constructed in accordance with documentable sustainability standards. It therefore makes a lot of sense to choose wood from FSC®-certified forests, as it guarantees social, economic and environmental responsibility.

>> Read more about the benefits of FSC

Wood is becoming increasingly popular as a construction material, as are buildings constructed in accordance with documentable sustainability standards. It therefore makes a lot of sense to choose wood from FSC®-certified forests, as it guarantees social, economic and environmental responsibility

New appetite for wood can drive innovation

The renewed interest in wood can give architects more options for creating sustainable buildings. Flexibility, recyclability and a low carbon footprint are just some of the aspects of wood that contribute to a DGNB-certification in a positive way.

Dr. Christine Lemaitre, CEO of DGNB e.V., explains how the rediscovery of wood as a major construction material can lead to innovation, both in terms of design and in a circular economy.    

 >> Read the interview with Dr. Christine Lemaitre

Neue Lust auf Holz kann Innovation vorantreiben

Wood is always the first choice at White Arkitekter

No other material offers the same combination of strength, durability and light weight as wood. That is why wherever possible, White Arkitekter always chooses wood first as a construction material on principle.

Jan Larson is an architect at White, working on Frostaliden – one of the biggest projects being built in wood in Sweden. He sets out the firm’s view of wood and explains how the combination of new regulations and technologies served as the starting gun for the growing trend of constructing tall, beautiful buildings in wood.   

>> Read the interview with Jan Larsson 

Troldtekt interview with architect Jan Larson from White Architects: Wood is always the first choice at White Architects

More know-how to pave the way for more wood construction

Laminated wood elements match concrete in terms of both strength and price, while offering significant environmental benefits. Therefore, greater efforts should be made to promote wood in construction, according to a report which was commissioned on behalf of the Swedish Government and the Nordic Council of Ministers.  

Lone Wiggers, an architect and partner at C.F. Møller Architects, has analysed in detail the barriers to using wood as a construction material. 

>> Read the interview with Lone Wiggers

More know-how to pave the way for more wood construction

Sustainable housing and a heart of wood

A number of prominent wooden buildings have been taking shape in Denmark in recent years. Spring 2018 saw the completion of the multi-storey development Lisbjerg Bakke comprising 40 flats which are all DGNB Gold-certified. In September, the multi-purpose community and cultural centre The Heart opened in the town of Ikast in Jutland.

>> Read more about the two elegant projects in wood

Sustainable housing and a heart of wood

Theme overview

With our Troldtekt themes we continually bring focus to topical trends within the fields of acoustics, indoor climate, architecture and sustainable building.

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