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. 

Acoustics experts: Open-plan offices can be too quiet

It doesn’t take much noise before your concentration starts to wane in open-plan offices – and often it’s chatting colleagues who are to blame. However, creating noise-free offices is not the solution, according to two Swedish acoustics experts we have spoken to. >> Read the interview with the two experts

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. >> Read the interview

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. >> See the photos and read more

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

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. >> Read the interview

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

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

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