The healing power of good architecture

This 194 patient psychiatric hospital in Slagelse Denmark is characterised by innovation and a desire to construct a first class complex which supports patient care and recovery.

Some of the most influential elements in any hospital are obviously the ceilings because so many bed-ridden people spend so much time looking at them. Consequently, Troldtekt ceiling panels in natural wood colour, with integral LED light fittings, have been used throughout, reducing noise and ensuring pleasant acoustics as well as a healthy indoor climate.

Simplicity pervades the new complex, coupled with the recognition that good social architecture is based on classic ingredients such as light and shade, materials, colours and green landscape elements. For example and particularly dramatic is the central core with its large spiral staircases and the very large skylight which plunges daylight from the fourth floor to the ground.

Danish manufactured Troldtekt acoustic tiles are specified throughout the UK and Europe and can be delivered as either FSC or PEFC certified panels. They are manufactured using 100% natural wood fibres and their benefits are high sound absorption, high durability, natural breathability, low cost life cycle performance and sustainability. They are used to improve acoustics in many different projects, such as schools, leisure centres, pools, commercial and public buildings. Available in various sizes and in three grades from ultrafine to coarse, they can be left unpainted or painted in virtually any RAL colour. 

Troldtekt sustainability has also been recognised with certification at Silver level within the Cradle to Cradle concept and earns gold on 4 out of 5 criteria in the Cradle to Cradle certification version 3.1.  This international certification has been achieved because the panels do not contain hazardous substances and can be recycled.

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