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Function meets design: Acoustic solutions from Troldtekt

Enjoying wellness and sport in a special atmosphere

Advert by IAKS member Troldtekt

Architecture, design and building materials can be important for body and soul. Factors such as light, air and acoustics can be just as relevant as the layout and design of the rooms. When function and design are sensibly combined, this can make a huge difference to well-being. Successful examples can be found at the Paracelsus-Therme spa in Bad Liebenzell and at the Schwaketenbad swimming pool on Lake Constance.

Time out from everyday life with a view of the Nagold valley
Located in the heart of the sweeping resort park surrounding the spa and health resort town of Bad Liebenzell in the northern Black Forest, the thoroughly refurbished Paracelsus-Therme with its „Sauna Pinea“ offers regeneration and relaxation to perfection. Nestling in the picturesque Nagold valley, the modern thermal spa, which went into operation in 1968 with an indoor swimming pool and has continued to evolve ever since, has a varied bathing landscape with indoor and outdoor areas. In addition to an outdoor pool with a whirlpool cove and a waterfall, an island of fragrances, a sun terrace with a fantastic view of Liebenzell Castle and invigorating brine inhalation, guests also have a varied and spacious sauna area at their disposal.


Photo: Troldtekt


Photo: Troldtekt

Oasis of tranquillity close to nature
The architect Markus Beyer in Bad Liebenzell has impressively succeeded in creating a real oasis of tranquillity and a special ambience for sauna users. The ingeniously designed Natur & Paracelsus relaxation room on the third floor offers an unparalleled view of the unique scenery of the Nagold valley thanks to large window fronts. Guests can make themselves comfortable on rocking or heated loungers, retreat to cosy lounging shells or recliner islands and relax from stressful everyday life in the fireside reading corner, truly switch off and let their thoughts run free.

Award-winning excellence
Good acoustics and design can be combined perfectly with Troldtekt. This is demonstrated by the above example, in which the Troldtekt Curves variant of Troldtekt‘s new design solutions was used. The design solutions were honoured with an ICONIC Award 2019 and a German Design Award 2020.

When bathing becomes an adventure
People in Konstanz, the largest town on Lake Constance, had been eagerly awaiting the opening of the new Schwaketenbad, which had to be completely rebuilt after a devastating fire in 2015. In the meantime, there is unanimous agreement that the biggest adventure pool on Lake Constance has lost none of its original charm – on the contrary.

Designed by Behnisch Architekten in Stuttgart, the swimming pool, idyllically located on the outskirts of the village, blends harmoniously into the natural surroundings with its large glass façade and three greened roof surfaces, and appears open and inviting.

Troldtekt water resistance

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Bathing and leisure fun in seven pools
Inside, visitors can swim, have fun and relax in a total of seven pools covering an area of around 1,500 m². In the light-flooded, spacious swimming hall with a view of the scenery, there is a 25 m swimmer‘s pool, a non-swimmer‘s pool with a slide, a large water playground, a toddler‘s pool with a slide and water features, and a diving pool with a 5 m tower. Separated by a glass partition, there is a large slide tower right next door that promises high-speed aquatic fun with light effects and ride tubes, a course pool and a second 25 m swimming pool. Those who want to warm up and relax will now also find an attractively designed relaxation area in the new Schwake­tenbad with a warm pool, steam sauna, infrared light room and relaxation loungers.

Exciting ceiling landscape with natural aura
A special feature in the design of the pool‘s roof and ceiling is the in some cases sloping ceiling surfaces, which are offset in height but still interlock. Made of acoustic panels of building material class A2 (non-combustible) and wooden strips fitted on top, the pool‘s floor plan is spanned almost unsupported by the wood-clad ceilings, which give the entire pool a ­natural aura.

Non-combustible, moisture-resistant ceiling and wall claddings
Troldtekt delivers acoustic solutions that meet standard and special requirements in equal measure. In addition to the standard flame-retardant acoustic panels (B-s1,d0), Troldtekt also supplies its products in non-combustible building material class A2-s1,d0, which are used in all areas where stricter fire protection regulations apply. The fire protection of Troldtekt A2 panels is achieved solely through the use of a special cement without the addition of toxic fire-retardant additives.

Troldtekt acoustic panels are also hygroscopic and are suit­able for cladding ceilings and walls in damp rooms and roofed outdoor areas. In order to achieve the best water resistance classification (D) of the CE mark, the acoustic panels must tolerate a relative humidity (RH) of over 95 per cent in combination with a temperature of over 30 degrees Celsius. Troldtekt has been tested and tolerates an RH of 98 per cent (+/- 2 per cent) at a temperature of 40 degrees Celsius.