Three schools with Troldtekt in the running for the WAF Awards 2022

Erlev School at Haderslev, TEC Gymnasium H.C. Ørsted in Lyngby, and Sundskolen on Falster are all on the prestigious shortlist of finalists at the World Architecture Festival in Lisbon. Troldtekt has been chosen in the three schools to ensure a healthy indoor climate with good acoustics.


The World Architecture Festival (WAF) is the world’s largest annual architecture event, and the 2022 event will take place in Lisbon from 30 November to 2 December. The festival celebrates international architecture with seminars, presentations of leading architecture – and, not least, the prestigious WAF Awards.

This year, three projects using Troldtekt acoustic solutions are on the shortlist of finalists from which the award winners will be found. All three projects are Danish schools, where Troldtekt has been chosen to ensure students and teachers a healthy indoor climate with good acoustics:

  • Erlev School in Haderslev is a finalist in the category Completed Buildings – School. The school was designed by Arkitema Architects.

  • TEC Gymnasium H.C. Ørsted in Lyngby is in the running in the same category. The school was designed by SWECO Architects.

  • The future SUND School in Sundby on Falster is in the running for an award in the category Future Project – Education. The school was designed by SKALA Arkitekter and Henning Larsen.

Top-notch indoor climate

The newly built, sustainably designed primary school in Haderslev, southern Jutland, is mainly built of wood, making it one of Denmark’s largest wooden structures in recent times. The school won the ‘School Building of the Year 2021’ award.

The indoor climate and the acoustic climate are outstanding, with extensive use of white-painted, fine structure Troldtekt acoustic panels. Wood is a primary raw material in the Troldtekt panels, blending in with the use of wood elsewhere in the school, both outside and inside.

A tribute to science

The newly built upper secondary school H.C. Ørsted Gymnasium in Lyngby focuses on technology, science and creative learning. The architecture is a tribute to H.C. Ørsted, who, among other things, discovered aluminium; with that in mind, upcycled aluminium slats have been used in the design.

The project is characterised by relatively few, yet robust materials to create a cohesive feel throughout. Grey Troldtekt panels has been chosen for all ceilings, ensuring comfortable acoustics in classrooms, workshops and communal areas.

Interplay of learning and landscape

Denmark’s first permanent, Nordic Ecolabelled school is taking shape In Sundby on Falster. The SUND school, scheduled for completion in spring 2023, will integrate learning and landscape – and play a central role in the local urban community.

Both outside and inside, there will be a wide range of spaces to support new learning methods. Looking ahead to 2024, the decision has already been made to expand the school further.

The new school will have Troldtekt acoustic panels as part of the architecture.

FACTS: About the WAF Awards

  • The WAF Awards will be presented as part of the World Architecture Festival in Lisbon from 30 November to 2 December 2022. This will be the 15th year of the awards ceremony.
  • The four main award categories are Completed BuildingsFuture Buildings, Inside and Landscape. There are a number of subcategories under each category.
  • In 2022, 480 projects from around the world have been shortlisted as finalists.

Read more about the WAF Awards and view all the finalists