A jury of renowned architects has presented the Architects’ Darling 2021 award to Troldtekt in the Cradle-to-Cradle Challenge category. The leading German architecture portal Heinze is behind the award, which was presented to Troldtekt at an award show in Celle.
For a decade, Troldtekt’s business strategy has been inspired by the Cradle to Cradle design concept. Now our strategic approach to sustainability has been honoured with the Architects’ Darling 2021 award.
The architecture portal Heinze is behind the award, and the golden statuette was presented on 9 November in Celle to Troldtekt’s Head of Sustainability & Communications, Tina Snedker Kristensen, by Dr Christine Lemaitre, CEO of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB e.V).
Troldtekt received the award in the Cradle-to-Cradle Challenge (sustainability) category, which is one of the special Architects’ Darling Jury Awards. A jury consisting of German top architects selected the winner.
Spearheading the green transition
Troldtekt is a Cradle to Cradle design concept pioneer in construction. The vision behind Cradle to Cradle is a world where manufacturers design their products for the circular economy. The circular principles have been part and parcel of Troldtekt’s business strategy since 2011, and Troldtekt’s concrete results have since demonstrated how a materials manufacturer can show the way in the green transition.
“From the outset, the ambition behind our Cradle to Cradle strategy has been to make a documented difference for the environment and people. But it was also intended to grow our business. The circular economy has been a crucial driver of Troldtekt’s growth in recent years, for example in the German market. Having been named the Architects’ Darling is a visible proof that we are very proud of,” says Tina Snedker Kristensen.
The entire range of Troldtekt cement-bonded wood wool products – in both natural and standard colours – have been Crade to Cradle-certified at Silver level and is about to be recertified at the Gold level. Moreover, Troldtekt has invested heavily in the green transformation of its production of acoustic solutions.
FACTS: Examples of Troldtekt’s milestones
In order to meet its Cradle to Cradle goals, Troldtekt has invested massively (tens of millions of euros) in innovative and energy-efficient technology at its factory in Denmark. Some of the milestones are: