City of Westminster College Building London, Troldtekt ceiling tiles, Education Design

City of Westminster College Building News

London Higher Education Building design by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

26 Jun 2012

City of Westminster College Building

Specifying Silence

Troldtekt acoustic ceiling tiles have been specified for the City of Westminster College. This 24,000 sqm project in central London was designed by architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen as the result of winning an international competition.

It embraces interaction and diversity and encourages new ways of teaching and learning. The building’s simple geometric forms rotate around a terraced atrium to create a unified yet flexible organisation. Its architecture, crisp lines and fine detailing underline the Scandinavian design heritage of the architects.

City of Westminster College Interior
photo : Adam Mork

Sound absorption was particularly important in the large leisure and sports facility and the workshops. The solution was to install ceilings comprising Troldtekt tiles. These high performance tiles are made of 100% natural wood fibres mixed with cement to create wood wool. Their main benefits are high sound absorption, resistance to fire and humidity, high durability, natural breathability and low cost life cycle performance.

Danish manufactured Troldtekt tiles are widely specified throughout Europe to improve acoustics in many different buildings, such as in schools, swimming pools, commercial and public buildings. They are also used for even greater acoustic comfort by lining one or more walls. Available in various sizes and in three grades from ultrafine to coarse, they can be left untreated or more commonly are factory painted white, while virtually any other RAL colour is available to order.

For samples and comprehensive technical information tel 0844 8114877 or visit [email protected]

City of Westminster College, London, UK
City of Westminster College
picture from architects
City of Westminster College

RIBA Award winner, 19 May 2011

City of Westminster College is shortlisted for the LEAF Awards 2011 : LEAF Awards

Location: Paddington Green, London, England, UK

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Aberdeen Library building
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Aberdeen University Library Building

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London Building by Schmidt Hammer Lassen

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Barking Creative Industries Quarter
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Nykredit offices, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nykredit offices

The Crystal, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Crystal – shortlisted for the LEAF Awards 2011

Helsingborg Hotel, Sweden
Helsingborg Hotel & Congress Centre

Sort Diamant

Halmstad Library

Troldtekt Award

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Kingston Academy

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