FEATURE: Office building design

FEATURE: Office building design

More working-from-home days and online meetings have become the new normal. The corona pandemic and the need for better access to digital forms of collaboration mean new requirements for the design of the physical office. It has, for example, resulted in a need for more small meeting rooms and break-out zones than in the past.

In this feature, you can read about the new trends in office design identified by experts and architects. See how several of the trends are reflected in a number of successful corporate headquarters. And read how Troldtekt acoustic solutions combine good acoustics with a sustainable indoor climate and distinctive design when designing offices to satisfy the new requirements. 

Experts: What office work will be like after COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the way we work in offices. But which changes are temporary and which are here to stay? We have asked three experts who each highlight different trends.    

Read the interview with Hans Westlund, Eva Bjerrum and Maria Svensson Wiklander.

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Small rooms and flexible office environments see the light of day

New ways of working, a need to make better use of the available floorspace and a desire for more sustainable materials. Exciting winds of change are blowing at the moment and influencing office design according to the architect Mette Gravergaard, creative director of space planning and interior design at Sweco Architects.

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FEATURE: Office building design

Goodbye to the desk? How office design will change

After COVID-19, office environments must find a new role. We have all experienced first-hand that you don’t need an office to perform your work, but what then should they be used for? According to the architect Julian Weyer, a partner at C.F. Møller Architects, the office will have much more of a social function in future.  

>> Read the interview with Julian Weyer

FEATURE: Office building design
FEATURE: Office building design

A warm and sustainable welcome

The architectural and engineering firm Mandrup Arkitekt | Ingeniør welcomes visitors with a design variant of Troldtekt’s CO2-negative acoustic panels based on the cement type FUTURECEM™.

Troldtekt acoustic panels based on FUTURECEM have a carbon footprint that is less than zero during production and use – i.e. right up until the panels are reused or disposed of.  

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Dark ceilings create exclusive atmosphere in a raw head office

Natural rawness, ample space and an honest look. This is what the interior design company Ambiente has created for its 11,500-square-metre head office, which was named Office Building of the Year 2020 in Denmark. The contrasts are found in the refined details of the layout.

>> Read more about the corporate domicile

Sound-absorbing cement-bonded wood wool panels from Troldtekt are often used as acoustic ceilings in commercial properties

New architectural environment at Campus Rainvilleterrasse

The internationally renowned architectural firm von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) has more than 500 employees at eight locations.

The company’s second office in Hamburg, in addition to its headquarters, is located in a building that has undergone major extension work. The design solution Troldtekt line helps to ensure good acoustics on the ground floor, which houses several functions. 

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FEATURE: Office building design
FEATURE: Office building design

The office of the future must be flexible

The Swedish firm of architects Krook & Tjäder is behind one of Gothenburg’s new office buildings, Slakthuset, which embraces the history of the former abattoir while incorporating flexible design. Read about the architects’ thoughts, and listen to what they have to say about current and future office trends.

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Office design: Choose an acoustics solution with several benefits

Well-being and productivity are compromised if an office is noisy and echoey, if the air quality is poor, or if the physical surroundings are uninspiring. By using Troldtekt cement-bonded wood wool panels on ceilings and walls, you can create superior acoustics, a healthy indoor climate and a distinctive design.

>> Read about the proven benefits

Troldtekt, Gottlieb Paludan Architects, Copenhagen

Office design: Good acoustics require an effort

Large offices offer many advantages, but good acoustics isn’t one of them. Consequently, it is difficult for employees to concentrate, and it impacts their well-being, but with the right measures, the acoustics can be significantly improved.

>> Read an interview with Troldtekt’s acoustics expert

DTU Science Park in Hørsholm

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The offices are part of Denmark’s leading business incubator environment. The design solution Troldtekt curves ensures superior acoustics and continuity across the glass walls.

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Courtroom in Wuppertal

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Following the extensive modernisation of one of the oldest courthouses in Germany, Troldtekt tilt line acoustic panels have been installed in the imposing courtroom, as much to enhance the interior design.

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Oracle in Warsaw

Troldtekt acoustic panels as wall cladding in office buildings

In 2021, the software giant Oracle’s elegant office was featured in the online resource for the global office design community Office Snapshots’ Top 25 list of readers’ favourite projects. Walls with the design solutions Troldtekt rhomb and rhomb mini have been used for the interior design.

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Dortheavej in Copenhagen

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All the tenancies in the raw industrial architecture feature black Troldtekt acoustic panels. The design solutions Troldtekt puzzle in black and Troldtekt rhomb mini in a custom yellow colour have also been installed.

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Eminent in Stockholm

Troldtekt acoustic panels as wall cladding in office buildings

People who are happy perform better. This is the philosophy behind Eminent, the first WELL-certified office building in the Nordics, and which was designed to promote the well-being of users. Eminent is also Gold-certified by the Sweden Green Building Council.

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Job centre in Berlin

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Open-plan offices and public buildings need not be noisy or boring to look at. At this job centre, the design solution Troldtekt line in natural wood has been used to create an aesthetically attractive contrast to the distinctive blue floors.

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