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03 May 2013

Green acoustics in Greenland

Green acoustics in Greenland

The new Atuarfik Hans Lynge School, near Qinngorput in Greenland, is a stunning example of how architecture and materials can reflect their environment. This school, designed by Danish architects KHR arkitekter A/S, nestles into the side of a hill surrounded by stark countryside.

With tall entrances, long runs of window and dashes of colour, the school creates a dramatic perception of cohesion and identity. Importantly, it also displays environmentally sensitive specification by using natural materials both inside and out. A good example is the ceilings which have been clad with Troldtekt acoustic panels. These not only absorb sound in a potentially very noisy environment but their rustic appearance complements the extensive use of wood and other natural materials in the school’s very rural and rugged location.

Danish manufactured Troldtekt acoustic panels are made from 100% natural wood fibres mixed with cement. Their benefits include high sound absorption, high durability, natural breathability, low cost life cycle performance and sustainability. Troldtekt’s sustainability was recently recognised with certification at Silver level within the international Cradle to Cradle concept. The panels are widely specified throughout Europe and in the UK to improve acoustics in many different projects, particularly in potentially noisy environments such as schools, swimming pools, industrial environments and public buildings. Available in various sizes and in three grades from ultrafine to coarse, they can be delivered in their natural colour or painted in virtually any RAL colour.

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