At Troldtekt we continually bring focus to topical trends within the fields of acoustics, indoor climate, architecture and sustainable building.

This page contains an overview of the various themes that we have published. Here, you can learn about e.g. acoustics in restaurants and innovation in architecture through inspiring articles, photos and interviews with architects and leading researchers.



THEME: Healing architecture

Architecture, design and materials can have an impact on the treatment of body and mind. Light, air and acoustics all play a role – as does the spatial organisation of the rooms.

On this theme page, you can read about visions and practices when working with healing architecture.

THEME: Designing tomorrow’s swimming centres

Swimming and water exercise are popular activities among all ages and at all skill levels – and many old centres are being renovated and new ones built.

In a new online feature series, Troldtekt A/S is bringing together knowledge, trends and examples that can help guide the design of swimming centres in 2021. 

THEME: Architectural beauty

A meaningful combination of function and design. Link between urban life and buildings. Art on ceilings and walls.

In a new online feature, Troldtekt A/S takes a look at the concept of architectural beauty – with the help of experts. Read, among other things, about the importance of aesthetics in leading certification schemes for sustainable building.

Theme: Building health and indoor climate

Although sustainable building is on the rise, large quantities of the harmful substances in building materials still manage to slip through into new and refurbished buildings.

In a new online theme from Troldtekt A/S, experts present their views on material health and indoor climate – and possible solutions to the challenges.

Theme: Create architecture for sports and movement

Schools designed for movement. Indoor space with parkour and street football. A sports complex where elite sports and rehabilitation are brought together under one roof. In 2020, sport and movement take place in new forms and new facilities.

Here it is important that the architecture is designed for physical activity and noise – but still with a sense of aesthetics.

Theme: Sustainable building certifications

Buildings documented as being sustainable offer benefits for the environment, users and developers. In this online theme, Troldtekt A/S focuses on the benefits of sustainable building certifications.

The theme includes interviews with experts from Henning Larsen Architects and Ramboll, inspiration from sustainable buildings in northern Europe – and news about Troldtekt’s contribution to the leading certifications.

Theme: More wood in construction

Wood is a healthy, elegant and flexible natural material that makes a positive contribution to the carbon accounts. And when the wood is FSC®-certified, developers and consultants are able to document that it comes from responsibly managed forests.

In a new online theme, Troldtekt A/S takes a look at the advantages and benefits of building with wood.

Theme: Build better childcare institutions

The number of children is on the rise in several northern European countries, and thus also the need for new childcare institutions. It is important to take the children’s perspective in the design of the new institutions, and for the architecture to support the development of mind and body.

In a new online feature, Troldtekt A/S focuses on how to build better childcare institutions. 

Theme: Superior acoustics with elegant design

With a new range of design solutions, architects are given an exciting opportunity to combine the great acoustics of Troldtekt wood wool panels with a distinctive look.

In this online theme, Troldtekt A/S gives the architect behind the new design solutions the opportunity to talk about them – and show how they are used in beautiful buildings.

Theme: Swimming in good architecture

How do you design a swimming centre that will satisfy the needs of elite swimmers, playful children and wellness visitors alike?

In a new theme, Troldtekt looks at possible solutions. The theme includes interviews with an expert and architects – as well as reportages from successful swimming centres and outdoor swimming baths.

Theme: Come to Copenhagen

Which city should you visit in 2019? According to Lonely Planet – the world’s leading travel guide – Copenhagen should be top of your list.

Copenhagen tops the Lonely Planet travel guide’s list of cities worth visiting in 2019. A high culinary standard and interesting architecture are listed among the reasons. A new Troldtekt A/S theme focuses on these two elements in the Danish capital, containing interviews and reports.  

Theme: Black is the new black

Architecture with black materials can create a special atmosphere of intimacy and closeness.

In this online theme, you can read how black ceilings and solid materials are becoming increasingly popular in interior design.

Theme: Multi-purpose cultural centres

Many new multi-purpose cultural centres have seen the light of day in recent years. In large towns and villages, the buildings serve as informal meeting places, bringing together local communities for activities ranging from sport and meals to salsa and yoga.

This theme will give you an insight into what the experts think about the new multi-purpose cultural centres.


Theme: Transformation

Around 40% of Europe’s material and energy consumption goes to construction. Using healthy, lasting materials and converting buildings for new purposes offers the potential for better resource utilisation.

In this new theme you can read about the reuse of materials at the highest possible value level, learn about two key concepts in sustainable building: life cycle costs and life cycle assessment and find inspiration in examples of successful transformation projects.

Theme: Architecture in the Capital of Culture

Europe has Aarhus in its sights as European Capital of Culture in 2017. The city’s creative professions are enjoying the limelight, including a wide range of firms of architects large and small.

In this theme we put focus on the architecture in Aarhus and introduce you to the architecture biennale Rising Architecture Week as well as the transformation of the northern harbour areas in Aarhus into an attractive urban district, etc.

Theme: Innovation

Innovation is part and parcel of the work of architects. The words are those of Lone Wiggers, a partner of the architectural firm C.F. Møller. Read the full interview in this new theme in which also German Design Council's CEO, Andrej Kupetz, gives his views on new design trends.

Theme: Offices

Skype meetings and knowledge sharing via mobile phone. Digital forms of collaboration are placing new demands on the design, acoustics and indoor climate of the physical office.

Read an interview with Philip Tidd, an expert in office design at Gensler, a global consulting firm. He emphasises that the office of the future must have several places where employees can concentrate, collaborate and learn.

Theme: Restaurants

Did you know that noise and music have a bearing on our sense of taste? And that poor acoustics can cost stars in restaurant reviews?

See how Noma’s Australian pop up-restaurant, the restaurant boat Black Louis (Sorte Louis) and the Tower Restaurant at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen all use acoustic ceilings to create the best possible environments for their guests.

Theme: Design

Raw natural materials such as stone and wood are becoming more widespread in global architecture. When used correctly, such materials can enhance a building's design, while also improving the experience for users. Chilean architect and chief editor of ArchDaily, David Basulto, talks about this on this theme page.  

Theme: Sustainable building

Sustainable building can be measured using a number of certifications which have been introduced in recent years. 

On this theme page, Associate Professor Tine Steen Larsen PhD from Aalborg University in Denmark describes the five key certifications. In addition, you can read about Google’s new database Portico, which will make it easy to choose smart and healthy materials for Google’s buildings.