City of Westminster College, Troldtekt ceiling tiles

City of Westminster College Building, Troldtekt ceiling tiles, Design

City of Westminster College : Troldtekt acoustic ceiling tiles

London High Education Building – design by Schmidt Hammer Lassen

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.

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

RIBA Award winner, 19 May 2011

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Location:Paddington Green, London, UK