Wood in construction

New online theme on wood in construction from Troldtekt A/S, the leading manufacturer of acoustic solutions

Wood is a healthy, elegant and flexible natural material that makes a positive contribution to the carbon accounts. Developers are increasingly using wood to construct high-rise buildings and other large projects.

But what is required for wood to become firmly rooted in people’s minds as a building material? The experts give their suggestions on this theme page, which also takes you on a tour of some of the most successful wooden buildings.

Wood from Danish forests – together with cement – is the raw material used to manufacture Troldtekt acoustic panels. All Troldtekt acoustic panels are certified according to one of the two leading standards for responsible forestry – PEFC™ and FSC® (FSC®C115450). The theme articles describe why it is necessary to increase the supply of certified wood in Denmark.

Certified wood - from forest to architecture

Sustainable building begins in the woods.

In this video, the director of FSC Denmark, Søren Dürr Grue, explains the requirements of an FSC®-certified forest for biodiversity.

You also experience how Troldtekt in its production of acoustic panels handles FSC certified wood, so that every wood fiber in a Troldtekt acoustic panel can be traced to a specific wood supply.

Choose wood with an ecologically responsible footprint

Wood is becoming increasingly popular as a construction material, as are buildings constructed in accordance with documentable sustainability standards. It therefore makes a lot of sense to choose wood from FSC®-certified forests, as it guarantees social, economic and environmental responsibility.

>> Read more about the benefits of FSC

Wood is becoming increasingly popular as a construction material, as are buildings constructed in accordance with documentable sustainability standards. It therefore makes a lot of sense to choose wood from FSC®-certified forests, as it guarantees social, economic and environmental responsibility

New appetite for wood can drive innovation

The renewed interest in wood can give architects more options for creating sustainable buildings. Flexibility, recyclability and a low carbon footprint are just some of the aspects of wood that contribute to a DGNB-certification in a positive way.

Dr. Christine Lemaitre, CEO of DGNB e.V., explains how the rediscovery of wood as a major construction material can lead to innovation, both in terms of design and in a circular economy.    

 >> Read the interview with Dr. Christine Lemaitre

Neue Lust auf Holz kann Innovation vorantreiben

Wood is always the first choice at White Arkitekter

No other material offers the same combination of strength, durability and light weight as wood. That is why wherever possible, White Arkitekter always chooses wood first as a construction material on principle.

Jan Larson is an architect at White, working on Frostaliden – one of the biggest projects being built in wood in Sweden. He sets out the firm’s view of wood and explains how the combination of new regulations and technologies served as the starting gun for the growing trend of constructing tall, beautiful buildings in wood.   

>> Read the interview with Jan Larsson 

Troldtekt interview with architect Jan Larson from White Architects: Wood is always the first choice at White Architects

More know-how to pave the way for more wood construction

Laminated wood elements match concrete in terms of both strength and price, while offering significant environmental benefits. Therefore, greater efforts should be made to promote wood in construction, according to a report which was commissioned on behalf of the Swedish Government and the Nordic Council of Ministers.  

Lone Wiggers, an architect and partner at C.F. Møller Architects, has analysed in detail the barriers to using wood as a construction material. 

>> Read the interview with Lone Wiggers

More know-how to pave the way for more wood construction

Sustainable housing and a heart of wood

A number of prominent wooden buildings have been taking shape in Denmark in recent years. Spring 2018 saw the completion of the multi-storey development Lisbjerg Bakke comprising 40 flats which are all DGNB Gold-certified. In September, the multi-purpose community and cultural centre The Heart opened in the town of Ikast in Jutland.

>> Read more about the two elegant projects in wood

Sustainable housing and a heart of wood

The Torvehallen market in Ry (DK)

Troldtekt Ry Torvehal

The railway town’s new and award-winning wooden building effectively unifies the urban space by simple means. The load-bearing construction itself is elegantly built from sawn timber, and wood is also used in the Troldtekt acoustic panels.

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Prøysenhuset in Ringsaker (NO)

Troldtekt, Prøysenhuset

Built in honour of the writer and musician Alf Prøysen, the cultural centre is located in the middle of a forest. The building is clad with treated pine, while inside there are wooden floors, plywood-clad walls and Troldtekt acoustic ceilings.

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Rahewinkel primary school (DE)

Troldtekt Grundschule Rahewinkel Hamburg

Three-dimensional wooden slats mounted on a wooden façade construction make this cruciform-shaped primary school a real eye-catcher. The wooden slats are echoed on the inside in the central atrium. Troldtekt ceiling panels ensure superior acoustics.

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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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