SkyWall is winner of Swedavia Airport Innovation Challenge
Airport operator Swedavia says that SkyWall by the French firm Red-architectes is the winner of a competition to create a solution to reduce ground noise in the residential area of Bromma Kyrka, which is located close to Bromma Stockholm Airport.
During autumn 2013 and spring 2014 participants from around the world could submit their entries to the International Swedavia Airport Innovation Challenge 2014.
Bromma Kyrka is exposed to sources of ground noise such as aircraft starting their engines and taxiing as well as from service vehicles operating at the airport.
SkyWall is based on a technique with a proven function to cut noise levels, Swedavia says. The transparent material prevents the screen to form a barrier between the airport and the residential area of Bromma Kyrka and instead preserves the view towards the airport, which is important for the neighbours.
The jury of the “challenge” included representatives from Bromma Kyrka as well as Swedavia and experts in the fields of acoustics, architecture and construction. Almost 100 original solutions were submitted for the competition.
[photo courtesy Swedavia]