When you send the recipe for cement-bonded wood wool and a bag of wood wool off to the School of Architecture in Copenhagen, the best ideas can grow wings. At least, this is what happened in late summer 2018, when a group of students contacted Troldtekt to ask for help with an assignment.
The young people were involved in a project, the purpose of which was to investigate and restore the social housing known as Elementbyen in Hjortekær north of Copenhagen. Elementbyen was built in Kongens Lyngby back in 1947/1948, and Troldtekt acoustic panels were used as plastered wall elements. The students wanted to produce their own cement-bonded wood wool, and use it to build four cross-sectional models to show the methods and materials used to construct the buildings.
“I think that being able to contact a company like Troldtekt and get professional help with a student project is crucial when it comes to realising our ideas in the best possible way. It has been extremely interesting – and challenging – learning about cement-bonded wood wool as a natural material and how to work with it. Many of us didn’t know what cement-bonded wood wool was, even though we were familiar with Troldtekt acoustic panels,” says Anna Kirstine Stauersbøl Laustsen, one of the architecture students.