Warm and sustainable welcome

Mandrup Arkitekt | Ingeniør, a firm of consultant architects and engineers based in Viborg in central Jutland, welcomes visitors with Troldtekt’s newly launched carbon-negative panels in the decorative curves design.

Photo: Helene Høyer Mikkelsen, architect Jens Dresling/Ritzau Scanpix

The new premises that Mandrup’s employees moved into had remarkably poor acoustics in the otherwise beautiful and bright rooms. The company was perfectly familiar with Troldtekt, and therefore decided to use Troldtekt acoustic panels to solve the problem in three rooms. In a passage, Troldtekt line design – a very popular product in new homes – was installed with a painted grey surface.  In the entrance and meeting room, framed sections with Troldtekt curves in natural grey have been used. On the one hand, a recognisable Troldtekt product, yet at the same time completely new, as the panel is produced with FUTURECEM, which emits 30 per cent less CO2.

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In the very high-ceilinged meeting room, a particularly elegant solution has been designed, consisting of two large, framed sections of Troldtekt curves (3.0 x 4.8 m and 3.6 x 3.6 m), which has improved the acoustics as desired.  The new Troldtekt curves panels are made with FUTURECEM, a composite consisting of calcined clay and lime filler. The calcined clay gives the raw panels a brownish tinge, which directly testifies to a more environmentally friendly product. In the entrance and in the meeting room at Mandrup, the warmer hue of the panels creates a more inviting feel. The precisely milled curves are also emphasised by the shimmering look of the panels.

The new Troldtekt panel absorbs more CO2 than it emits during production. The panel is made of wood, which absorbs CO2, and the new cement product FUTURECEM, which has a 30 per cent smaller carbon footprint. And the panels are produced at Troldtekt’s factory in Troldhede in western Jutland using renewable energy. As a result, the panel is carbon-negative, but offers exactly the same acoustic, strength and fire-proofing properties as ordinary Troldtekt panels.