Architects’ new drawing office

For its own newly refurbished drawing office in Aarhus, CEBRA chose the design solution Troldtekt v-line – and actually a product variant produced with a negative carbon footprint.

CEBRA undertakes commissions worldwide within residential housing, urban development, education, business and culture. The drawing office has been involved in a string of high-profile projects, including the Nye residential development in northern Aarhus, Experimentarium in Copenhagen and the Al Hosn Masterplan in Abu Dhabi.

The drawing office occupies an old industrial building in central Aarhus which oozes charm and character. However, as the architects were in need of more of a multipurpose office environment, more meeting rooms were added as well as break-out zones and spaces for quiet concentration.

Calm surfaces with Troldtekt

In connection with the refurbishment, the architects chose Troldtekt’s latest design solution, Troldtekt v-line.

“We went for Troldtekt because of the acoustic properties, as the panels ensure a comfortable reverberation time in the different work zones, and because the longitudinal v-groove design goes well with the new interiors,” says Carsten Primdahl, one of the four partners at CEBRA.

Troldtekt v-line – in this case 1way in natural grey – has been installed on the ceilings and on selected wall surfaces.

“Troldtekt v-line has a refined and simple look. The panel joins are discreet, and the longitudinal lines create a coherent and calm surface,” says Carsten Primdahl.

The acoustic panels installed by CEBRA are based on the cement type FUTURECEM, which has a negative carbon footprint when measuring the raw materials, their transport and the manufacture of the panels.

“As consultants to the construction industry, we’re very aware of our duty to help reduce the industry’s carbon footprint. As a result, we’re keen to explore materials with a lower climate impact. Both for projects we’re undertaking for clients, but also at our own offices,” says Carsten Primdahl.

Facts

Project:
Refurbishment of drawing office for CEBRA Architects
Architects:
CEBRA
Client:
CEBRA
Troldtekt products
Ceiling panels:
Troldtekt v-line 1way
Colour:
Natural grey (FUTURECEM)
Structure:
Ultrafine (1.0 mm wood wool)
Text & photos
Text:
Publico
Photos:
Tommy Kosior, Troldtekt A/S