Troldtekt the sound choice for design

  • 16 Jul 2018

London’s new Design Museum has opened and it features Troldtekt fine texture panels, helping absorb the various sounds of the building.

It has been created within the shell of the original 1960s Grade 2 listed Commonwealth Institute, well known for its distinctive copper covered, hyperbolic parabolic roof.

With emphasis on the display and teaching of design, the priority for designer John Pawson and Dutch architects OMA revolved around the building’s new reconfigured interiors and the design and performance of the products used.

For example, the Museum’s galleries are arranged around an oak and marble lined atrium with floors covered in pale grey terrazzo, with Troldtekt acoustic panels tying spaces together with a visually attractive textured surface.

4000 square metres of Troldtekt fine texture panels in white and grey were installed in all areas, in which a peaceful and studious atmosphere was needed, including the library, study and lecture rooms and over the very large space housing the restaurant, bar and break out areas.

Here, the high performance panels absorb the sounds of noisy dining and chatter, together with the echoes and reverberation caused by the hard surfaces and large glazed areas.

Furnished with blue stained ash tables and chairs, the restaurant provides views of Holland Park and into the central atrium with the dramatic exposed roof structure above.

Troldtekt natural wood wool acoustic panels are commonly used across the UK and Europe; available in various sizes and in four grades from extreme fine to coarse, they can be left untreated or painted in virtually any RAL colour.

They can also incorporate different forms of lighting and speakers. In an inexpensive and eco-friendly way, occupiers can enjoy a raft of physical benefits, such as high sound absorption, durability and natural breathability, together with with sustainability as documented by Cradle to Cradle certification at silver level.

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