Healthy schools of the future

Schoolchildren are our future. There is therefore every reason to ensure that they have the best possible facilities in which to develop and learn. However, every day the school bell rings at far too many run-down schools where a poor indoor climate is the norm. Problems with inferior air quality result in increased sickness absence and poor learning curves.

Fortunately, there are also schools that offer world-class facilities. At these schools, the local school authorities and their consultants have done their homework and chosen the best possible solutions. And made the acoustics, air quality, lighting, design and finances fall into place.

On this page you can read about both the challenges and technical solutions in modern schools. You can also see the difference that Troldtekt makes to the indoor climate in school buildings. Come and explore beautiful school architecture.

Several generations under one roof place high demands on architecture

Strong relationships, economic consciousness and a lower carbon footprint. There are many benefits to incorporating several generations into public buildings. But generational buildings also place great demands on the architecture, interior design and logistics.

Read more in the interview with Magnus Anclair, founder of the Forum Bygga Skola network.

Troldtekt acoustic panels have unique sound-absorbing properties and ensure superior acoustics in schools and educational institutions

Considerate architecture shields delicate senses at Stensager School

Stensager School in Aarhus is a school for pupils with special needs. That’s why the architectural firm RUM has literally thought outside the box to create a learning environment that protects and includes pupils at the same time.

Sensuous materials contrast with clinical white laboratories in DTU’s building 112

There is plenty of light, air and texture in DTU Sustain’s new laboratory building B112. According to architects Louise Gerner Rasmussen and Tobias Wittenburg from Christensen & Co, sustainability was an important parameter in the choice of materials and construction.

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Sound-absorbing cement-bonded wood wool panels from Troldtekt are often used as acoustic ceilings in schools and educational institutions

Copenhagen gets a world-class primary school

From January 2024, three forms of pupils will start at the state-of-the-art Sluseholmen School, where the architecture invites nature up close. Creative solutions characterise the project, and a new, distinctive Troldtekt acoustic solution is part of the design.

Ceilings with Troldtekt acoustic panels in cultural buildings

The Danish School Building of the Year is much more than just a school

The Children's and Culture Centre in Høje-Taastrup Municipality is a vibrant, multifunctional building that buzzes with life. We spoke to Lene Jensby Lange, who advises on learning environments. As a member of the professional jury, she helped to choose the special Children's and Culture Centre as Danish School Building of the Year 2023.

Ceilings with Troldtekt acoustic panels in school buildings

Indoor climate in Danish primary and lower secondary schools still poor

The latest mass experiment investigating the indoor climate in schools shows that the situation is just as bad as it was during the 2009 investigation. This was no surprise to Realdania’s project manager, who believes, however, that the municipalities are in a better position today, with more concrete tools.

Nuuk School: Outstanding Arctic architecture

The architecture of Nuuk School is dictated by the landscape and the unforgiving climate. Replacing a number of run-down schools, the schools will have capacity for 1,200 children, but will also serve as a cultural centre for the rest of Nuuk. Read about KHR Architecture's thinking behind the design of this unique building in this article.

Better school buildings post corona

The corona pandemic has impacted children’s schooling badly and required a string of stopgap measures. However, new schools are better designed for handling pandemics. This is the conclusion drawn by Marie Berg, who is responsible for new school construction in the Municipality of Gothenburg in Sweden. In addition, a Danish architect is proposing improvements that can equip schools for future pandemics.

School building of the year: Gothenburg’s new sustainable landmark

Lindholmens Tekniska Gymnasium in Gothenburg has won the Swedish School Building of the Year 2021 award. Read the interview with KUB arkitekter, the firm behind the distinctive building where Troldtekt acoustic panels play a significant role.

New school of architecture encourages experimentation and a sense of community

Denmark’s first newly built school of architecture has been conceived as a laboratory for learning and architectural experimentation. Copenhagen-based ADEPT has acted as the turnkey consultant, and here, architect and founding partner Martin Krogh shares some of the thoughts behind the project, which features several variants of Troldtekt acoustic ceilings.

Sustainable extension inside and out

The private school Feldballe Friskole wanted to create more space with an extension which had a positive climate footprint. The result is a 250-square-metre building with straw in the walls, a wooden roof and materials that do not contain any hazardous chemicals. The firm of architects Henning Larsen designed the extension, for whom the local school has been a sustainable ‘experiment’ which they hope to scale up in other projects.

Troldtekt acoustic ceilings are the natural choice when wanting to ensure superior acoustics and a healthy indoor climate in schools and educational institutions

Six focus areas: How Troldtekt contributes to a better indoor climate in schools

Children spend about 20 per cent of their waking hours in school. School architecture is therefore very important for their learning and well-being. Read how Troldtekt acoustic solutions help to improve the acoustics, air quality, lighting, design, durability and operating economy in school buildings. Moreover, these are all areas that contribute to a school’s overall sustainability.

Troldtekt acoustic ceilings in school buildings

Magnificent wooden school is Denmark’s best

Erlev Skole in southern Denmark is Denmark's first wood school, and won the Danish School Building of the Year 2021 award. The building is visionary in several ways. Both on account of its column-beam system and facades in wood, making it one of the largest wooden constructions to be built in Denmark in recent times. And also because the school is designed for personalised learning with flexible, open learning environments.

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