Shortlisted for Schiphol Competition

Various Architects advance to phase two!

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has published the shortlist of the design contest for a sound barrier, to be built west of Runway 18R-36L (Polderbaan). The barrier must present an innovative solution for the complex problem of ground noise in Hoofddorp-Noord produced by aircraft taking off from Runway 18R-36L.

Design agencies, businesses, educational institutions and individuals had until 5 June to submit a rough plan for the design. In total ninety-seven designs were submitted. From these submissions the jury, headed by Mr. Gerlach Cerfontaine, CEO& President of Schiphol Group, selected the best for each category. The designs on the shortlist are (in alphabetical order):

Category 1: Educational Institutions and individuals

Design “Ecobarrier” by Mr. A.N.J.M. van Goethem (NL)

Design “Slangenfiguur” by Mr. A.P.H.W. Habraken (NL)

Design “WAVES” by Mr. Ir. E.A. Hermans (NL)

Category 2: Design agencies

Design “Dobber” by Brandes en Meurs industrial design bv (NL)

Design “M.A.S.H.” by SPF:architects (USA)

Design “Silent Blue” by the participants combination:

KOW Groep B.V. (NL)

LeVel Acoustics B.V. (NL)

Studiodd (NL)

Bouwhaven Consultants B.V. (NL)

Fabrique Public Design B.V. (NL)

Category 3: Businesses

Design “Dynamic Sculpture” by the participants combination:

Ramboll Whitbybird Ltd. (UK)

Various Architects AS (NO)

Pivot Produktdesign (NO)

Brekke & Strand Akustik AS (NO)

Bioforsk Jord og Miljø, Public Research Institute (NO)

Ramboll Danmark A/S (DK)

Gruppen för urban landskaporganisation AB (SE)

Design“Elevation” by the participants combination:

Dura Vermeer Groep NV (NL)

Arup BV (NL)

ONL (Oosterhuis_Lénárd) BV (NL)

Design “Verdedigingslinies“ by BAM Wegen bv (NL)

These participants will be invited to develop their rough plan into a preliminary design. The panel of judges will select a winner for each category. The winning design will be selected from these designs in January 2009.

Actual designs will not be published here or elsewhere until after the jury announcement in January.

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