107 projects compete to become Building of the Year 2024

Swedish construction industry magazine Byggeindustrin unveils the projects that have been nominated for the Building of the Year 2024 award. A record number of exemplary buildings have been nominated, and several of them feature Troldtekt acoustic solutions.

16.01.2024
Sound-absorbing Troldtekt acoustic panels in school buildings

Early spring brings the annual Building of the Year awards. The awards are designed to recognise the best projects undertaken by the Swedish construction sector. It all culminates on 19 March, when the award ceremony will take place at the Construction Summit held at Sergel Hub in Stockholm.

Trade journal Byggeindustrin presents the projects that make the final phase in the various categories as early as January and February. Byggeindustrin awards the prize in collaboration with Svensk Byggtjänst.

Among the 107 nominated projects, seven of them feature Troldtekt acoustic solutions as part of the design. The seven range from student accommodation to a car factory and innovative research environments.

Here are the nominated projects with Troldtekt

 

Space

Space is a newly built innovation centre with offices and laboratory activities spread over 6,300 square metres in Lund’s Science Village district. Wihlborgs Fastigheter is the developer, and the project was designed by FOJAB and Frøslee.

Wall panels featuring the Troldtekt tiles design solution in a distinctive pattern are a feature of the building's spacious atrium. Elsewhere in the building, Troldtekt line and classic Troldtekt acoustic panels have been used.

In 2023, Space became the first office building with laboratory facilities to achieve Zero CO2 certification from the Sweden Green Building Council. The project will also be certified in accordance with the WELL and Sweden Green Building Council Gold standards.

 

Hököpinge School

The new Hököpinge school in Velling Municipality is ready to take around 550 pupils from grades 0-9. The aim was to build a 'village centre school', as the site will also serve as a community centre after school hours.

The main building materials are brick and glass. Troldtekt acoustic panels were chosen for the ceilings and walls as part of the school’s interior – including in distinctive special colours that add a warm look in several places. Arkitektgruppen in Malmö designed the project.

 

Koenigsegg’s new factory

Valhall Park is home to a new and exclusive car factory, which was completed in spring 2023 with an additional 12,000 square metres. The factory houses everything from production halls, event and staff areas to showrooms for new car models. Black-painted Troldtekt acoustic panels were used in the design of the canteen and cafe area. JKAB architects designed the new factory.

The project received Ängelholm Municipality’s 2023 architect award in the New Construction of the Year category.

 

GoCo House

The newly built GoCo House is located in Mölndal south of Gothenburg. It's part of a new district where the focus is on life science and health and close to a cluster of pharmaceutical manufacturers. GoCo House is the new area’s signature building.

GoCo House is a hybrid building where the construction consists of glued wood columns and beams, steel and concrete. The construction includes workplaces with office environments, laboratories, areas for co-working, a café and restaurant, shared conference facilities and a mobility hub. Grey Troldtekt acoustic panels are part of the building’s design.

Semrén og Månsson were the architects behind this unusual project.

 

Åbybadet

Mölndal has a new swimming pool in the same location as the former Åbybadet. There are pools for young and old, a water park with slides and a spa area, sauna and café. There are also facilities for participation in a number of classes such as diver training, underwater rugby and aqua gymnastics.

Liljewall architects designed Åbybadet, where warm and robust materials and vertical windows have been chosen to provide plenty of daylight. Troldtekt panels, which ensure good acoustics and withstand high humidity, are part of the swimming pool’s design.

 

Natrium

Sodium is the University of Gothenburg’s new building for scientific education and research units, concentrated close to Sahlgrenska Hospital. The building covers an impressive 32,000 square metres

Kanozi Arkitekter designed Natrium. One of the main ideas behind the building’s design is to promote cooperation between the faculty’s various institutes, ensure architectural interaction with other buildings dating from the 1950s and create a flexible research building.

Natrium consists of four buildings connected by a large, bright atrium in the middle. Troldtekt acoustic panels in natural wood have been installed on the open floors around the atrium.

See more photos from Natrium here.

 

BaseCamp

The international concept BaseCamp has built 590 student residences in Malmö, close to the university campus and city centre. It's the first of its kind in Sweden and gives Malmö 30 per cent more student housing. In addition to the student accommodation, there's a reception, café and study areas, as well as a fitness centre, lounge, party rooms and cinema.

Lars Gitz Arkitekter is the architectural firm behind the design of BaseCamp, where Troldtekt also plays a role in the design. Black-painted Troldtekt acoustic panels have been chosen for many of the communal facilities.

See more photos from Basecamp here.

Photo: Wihlborgs Fatigheder & Josefin Widell Hultgren
Sound-absorbing Troldtekt acoustic panels in school buildings
Sound-absorbing cement-bonded wood wool panels from Troldtekt are often used as acoustic ceilings in residential buildings
Sound-absorbing Troldtekt acoustic panels in school buildings
Sound-absorbing cement-bonded wood wool panels from Troldtekt are often used as acoustic ceilings in residential buildings