Troldtekt Award 2016

Watch an interview with the Troldtekt Award 2016 winning team and see which projects have received the jury's special prizes.

Winning project

The Troldtekt Award 2016 and 5,000 euros go to two architecture students from UAUIM in Bucharest, Romania.

Vasile Iulian Badarau and Bogdan Cristian Lazar thrilled the jury with their project "Troldtekt AIR" and their idea of playing with the thickness of Troldtekt acoustic panels. In this way, the natural wood wool material can have many different functions and potentially be used to build an entire house.



The project "Choice Theory" is chosen as runner-up in the Troldtekt Award 2016 and awarded 2,000 euros.

With this project the Iranian architecture students Elham Kazemi and Mohammad Arabdashti propose to let users design their own acoustic art solutions, using small Troldtekt cubes inserted into a grid-shaped room divider.

Special prize

A Troldtekt Award Special Prize and 1,000 euros go to the project "Acoustic pavilion

This project, submitted by Mohammad Hassan Forouzanfar from Qom University in Iran, describes an outdoor  pavilion, designed in Troldtekt sheet-components laser-cut and combined into an open 3-dimensional structure, hovering above a circular, submerged seating space. The idea is, that the pavilion will become a quiet place for outdoor activities in the midst of the city.

Honourable mentions

"Digital Formula"

The author of the article “Digital Formula” deftly rides the wave of digital printing. The construction industry is desperately looking for the “clay” of the future, a material that can be used to print houses perfectly. What could be better suited for that than a mix of the basic products used to make Troldtekt acoustic panels, namely:

1. Aalborg Portland cement
2. Norway spruce wood wool
3. Water

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"Troldtekt BIO"

The project describes an outdoor Troldtekt panel system - Troldtekt BIO- that primarily aims to solve the outdoor acoustic challenges of traffic noise in hard surfaced street-sections, as well as dealing with air pollution of the city.

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"NoiseFree Escape"

Office environments today are in need of attractive areas to act as retreats, small islands of tranquillity. The idea of a room inside a room, providing an appealing place made entirely of Troldtekt acoustic panels, is an attractive one. The small octagonal cocoon is a noise-free box of peace and reflection that simply feels good. In this way, modern spaces can be created using sustainable material.

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Jury panel

The submitted projects for the Troldtekt Award 2016 have been assessed by an international jury comprising:

Lone Wiggers, architect maa, mnal & partner
C.F. Møller (Denmark)

Prof. Dipl. Ing. Architect BDA Linus Hofrichter
a-sh sander hofrichter architekten (Germany)

Peer Leth, CEO
Troldtekt A/S (Denmark)