Stringent architecture and soft sounds
Larsen Strings in Sønderborg (Denmark) specialises in producing violin, viola and cello strings. The company recently moved into a brand-new building.
The machines at Larsen Strings needed replacing, but due to exacting requirements, the company decided to build a new production facility not far from its old premises – the garage where it all started back in the 1990s, and which tells the wonderful story about developing strings for musicians all over the world.
At the centre of the new building is the production hall, so it is not far from the other workplaces to the machinery. The canteen is centrally located for most employees, and in addition to lunch, it also serves as a venue for other social events. The end wall of the canteen is both decorative and sound-absorbing, with Troldtekt rhomb acoustic panels with FUTURECEM cement. Troldtekt’s new panel type has a significantly reduced carbon footprint, as the cement is mixed with clay.
Elegant rhomboid pattern
The ceilings in the canteen and the rest of the administration also feature Troldtekt acoustic panels with FUTURECEM and, like in the canteen, in one of the conference rooms an entire wall has been clad in Troldtekt rhomb to supplement the sound-absorbing properties of the ceiling. Good sound is of course crucial in a place where people are working with strings for string instruments! In addition, precision is paramount, which also goes for the design solution from Troldtekt on the wall, where the rhomb panels create a clean look and a vibrant surface.
From the outside, the building appears inviting and modern with large glass sections. The property company Hansson Erhverv in Sønderborg constructed the building, and expects it to be DGNB-certified at Gold level. Hansson Erhverv makes a point of working with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and sustainable building, and is very enthusiastic about Troldtekt’s new and panel type that contributes to reduced CO2 emissions.