Read about: A Danish culture centre and a German sports centre are the winners of WOOD WOOL AWARD™ // Raw natural materials create warmth and intimacy // Troldtekt® wave wins German Design Award
Raw natural materials such as stone and wood are becoming more widespread in global architecture. When used correctly, such materials can enhance a building's design, while also improving the experience for users. Chilean architect and chief editor of ArchDaily, David Basulto, talks about this in the newsletter.
See also how two studios have used cement-bonded wood wool to achieve a unique look in a new Danish culture centre and a renovated German sports centre. They have just won the WOOD WOOL AWARD™ 2015, which Troldtekt launched to acknowledge the use of cement-bonded wood wool in modern architecture.
See the video where the winners present their projects. And where David Basulto explains why he and the two other architects on the jury chose these projects as the winners of WOOD WOOL AWARD™ 2015. 
Raw natural materials create warmth and intimacy 

What materials are currently on the rise in global architecture? And how can a specific material help to unite design and function?
David Basulto is an architect and chief editor and co-founder of the world's most visited architecture website, ArchDaily. Hear his thoughts on current trends in international building design. 

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Culture centre and sports centre win WOOD WOOL AWARD™
Architects and designers from around the world nominated projects last autumn for the WOOD WOOL AWARD™, which Troldtekt launched in 2015 to celebrate 80 years of Troldtekt cement-bonded wood wool.
The jury has now chosen two winning projects where cement-bonded wood wool, as a visible acoustic solution, has made a major contribution to enhancing the architecture:
  • Force4 Architects (Copenhagen) won in the Manufactured by Troldtekt category for their extensive use of Troldtekt acoustic panels in the beautifully situated nature and culture centre in Krik, Denmark.
  • 4a Architekten in Stuttgart won in the Other Manufacturer category for their use of Heradesign panels in various colours in a renovated sports centre in Leonberg, Germany.  

See the projects and interviews with the winners and jury

A landmark set among land and sea

The nature and culture centre in Krik, set among the harsh but bright west Jutland coastal landscape, has just won the WOOD WOOL AWARD™ 2015. The building was designed by Force4 Architects, and features modest, clear geometry and simple materials.
The rugged materials highlight the impacts of the sea and wind on the site: concrete, wood, sinus panels. The walls and eight-metre-high vaulted ceiling of the large common room have been elegantly clad with white painted ultrafine structure Troldtekt panels.   

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Troldtekt® wave wins German Design Award

The wave-shaped Troldtekt wave acoustic panel was officially awarded the German Design Award 2016 during a ceremony in Frankfurt on 12 February. Troldtekt wave, which is Cradle to Cradle certified, won in the Material & Surfaces category.
The jury noted that Troldtekt wave panels “give rooms warmth, elegance and tranquility” and “permit a wide range of design possibilities”, and summed up saying “a great product that is both functional and incredibly aesthetic.”
The German Design Award is presented by the German Design Council, one of the world’s leading design centres.

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