THEME: Build better childcare institutions

Troldtekt acoustic ceilings are the natural choice when wanting to ensure superior acoustics and a healthy indoor climate in, for example, 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.

Fortunately, the architecture of many new institutions supports the delightful interaction between play, light, sounds and joie de vivre. See examples of places where Troldtekt acoustic panels make a big difference to everyday life – and read interviews with the architects responsible.

Architecture for children benefits from a playful approach

To build good architecture for children, you must take them serious as users and consider their unique perspective in the design.

That is the message from two experienced architects, Prof. Jens Ludloff and Nathalie Dziobek-Bepler. Done right, architecture can support the children’s development of both body and brain.  

>> Read the interviews

Troldtekt - Architecture for children benefits from a playful approach

The best children’s institutions are not all the same

According to environmental psychologist Mille Sylvest (PhD), it is important that the architecture in childcare institutions is as varied as the cultures and activities they have to support.

User involvement is an important building block for good institutions.

>> Read the interview with Mille Sylvest

Troldtekt Himmel og Hav

A centre for learning and living for children and the elderly

Huset Nyvang is situated in the Danish town of Randers and houses a nursing home and integrated daycare centre under one roof.

Being one of the first of its kind, the project has called for respect and a special understanding of the special needs of the different generations of users.

Architect Kristina Møller Hansen from Friis & Moltke explains the design considerations behind the project in an interview.

>> Read the interview

Troldtekt Nursing home Randers

A city within a city

In the colourful Christianshavn district of Copenhagen, Denmark’s largest children’s institution has opened, but by organising the built-up area into smaller and very diverse units, Børnebyen Christianshavn feels like a self-contained city on a small scale.

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Troldtekt, Børnebyen Christianshavn

Haukåsen Kindergarten (NO)

Troldtekt acoustic ceilings are the natural choice when wanting to ensure superior acoustics and a healthy indoor climate in, for example, childcare institutions

Designed around a solid wood structure, this BREEAM-certified kindergarten is located in Trondheim in northern Norway. Low window sills ensure views of the great outdoors for the children, the doors are foil-coated in bright colours, and the ceilings feature Troldtekt acoustic panels. 

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Drivhuset daycare centre (DK)

Troldtekt, Drivhuset Valby

Henning Larsen Architects designed the institution – with a large common room with many windows and pleasant daylight from skylights above. The double-height common room calls for good acoustics – provided by white and black-painted Troldtekt ceilings.

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Børnehuset Himmel & Hav (DK)

Troldtekt Himmel og Hav

This institution in a suburb of Copenhagen was designed by RUBOW architects. Like large building blocks, the units that make up the complex have been positioned around the focal point – The Red Square. White and black-painted Troldtekt panels have been used on the ceilings.

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Theme overview

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

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