New guide showcases 60 Danish projects that contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
In July, the UIA World Congress brings together architects and other stakeholders in Copenhagen. For this occasion, the Danish Association of Architects has published a guide to Danish architectural projects from the vantage point of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. An impressive 14 of the projects highlighted in the guide feature Troldtekt acoustic solutions.
We need to build strong communities, improve health and quality of life, tackle climate change and reduce the use of the earth’s resources. These are some of the UN Sustainable Development Goals that are in focus in the Danish Association of Architects’ new guide featuring 60 recent Danish architectural projects.
Entitled 'A Guide to Danish Architecture – Towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the book is published by the Danish Association of Architects to mark the UIA World Congress of Architects 2023.
The Danish Association of Architects’ own members all over Denmark recommended as many as 250 Danish projects, and 60 of these were selected and geographically divided into seven chapters. Some projects in the guide pay special attention to the climate and to resources, for example, while others have more of a social focus.
Troldtekt contributes good acoustics to a number of these projects
There are many exciting cases to read about in the guide, which you will find here. Troldtekt is part of the design in an impressive 14 of these projects:
- Vrå Children’s and Cultural Centre: AART architects and JAJA Architects designed the school, which also serves as a local meeting place. The school is DGNB-certified at Gold level, and wood forms both the main structure and the facades. Troldtekt has been chosen for the ceilings, contributing to a healthy indoor climate. Vrå Children’s and Culture Centre was named School Building of the Year 2022.
- Grindsted School: The school was designed by Pluskontoret Arkitekter and is a superb, classic refurbishment, carried out in a contemporary idiom with spatial learning environments. Troldtekt has been chosen to ensure good acoustic environments. The Municipality of Aalborg awarded the school the ‘New architecture in the village environment’ award on Architecture Day in 2018.
- Maltfabrikken: The transformation of the former malt factory in Ebeltoft to a hip cultural centre is eye-catching. To preserve something of its industrial past, several elements have been retained and supplemented with features including black-painted and white-painted Troldtekt. The project was designed by Praksis Arkitekter and supported by Realdania, among others.
- Feldballe School: A new extension to the independent school in Rønde was designed by Henning Larsen Architects. The extension is built of wood with straw insulation as a ‘passive house’. In addition, emphasis has been on creating a light and healthy indoor climate, with Troldtekt ceilings in natural wood.
- Lisbjerg Hill: Five blocks with forty flats make up a small village with a strong sense of community. The development, designed by Vandkunsten, has achieved DGNB certification at Gold level. White-painted Troldtekt was chosen for the communal room, stairwell and bicycle shed.
- Æbeløen – a residential park: CEBRA designed the new neighbourhood, located in the Øgade district of central Aarhus. Here, Troldtekt acoustic panels in custom colours have been installed in the doorways to match the beautiful red colour of the buildings.
- Ry Market Hall: An open market hall has been built on Stationstorvet, where the load-bearing structure in Douglas fir also supports the architectural expression. The vaulted ceiling is clad in white-painted Troldtekt. The market hall was designed by DANØ Arkitektur.
- Herning Library: Herning needed a new library, so a centrally located old industrial building was transformed into a new meeting place for young and old. It features raw concrete, visible installations and the warmth of wood and Troldtekt panels in natural grey. Kristian H. Nielsen & GPP architects designed the library, which received the Danish Retrofit Award in 2015.
- Erlev School: The new primary school in Haderslev in southern Jutland, designed by Arkitema, is mainly built of wood, making it one of Denmark’s largest wooden structures in recent times. The classrooms have white-painted Troldtekt acoustic panels, ensuring a healthy indoor climate free from draughts and noise. Erlev School was named School Building of the Year in 2021.
- The Braunstein Taphouse: ADEPT designed the extension to The Braunstein Taphouse in Køge, conceived as a modern village hall. The building is designed according to circular principles so that it can be dismantled again if it needs to be moved to a new location or if the materials need recycling. Both the ceilings and walls are clad with Troldtekt acoustic panels in natural wood.
- Odsherred Theatre: Odsherred Theatre is situated right on the pedestrian shopping street in Nykøbing Sjælland. Inside, black-painted Troldtekt ceilings have been chosen to ensure the necessary darkness, while at the same time improving the acoustics. Project architects: Christensen & Co Arkitekter and Primus Arkitekter.
- Egedammen Preschool: The childcare institution in Gladsaxe is a Nordic Ecolabelled building, and also received the Arne of the Year Award 2023. BBP Arkitekter designed the project using the Troldtekt line design solution in natural wood, which contributes to a healthy indoor climate.
- The KAB House: Henning Larsen Architects designed the KAB social housing association’s headquarters in Copenhagen, which is characterised by its light and airy interior design and high-quality materials. Troldtekt acoustic panels and Troldtekt Plus acoustic panels have been chosen to ensure a healthy indoor climate for the building’s many employees and visitors. The project has been prequalified for DGNB certification at Gold level.
- Gaarden – a centre for regional food culture: Gaarden, designed by Entasis, is located on Bornholm near Gudhjem. The building is constructed of wood as a modern interpretation of the half-timbered look. Panoramic windows look out onto a green common. Troldtekt acoustic panels in natural wood were chosen for the ceilings.