Ecobarrier – Soundproofing an airport in a green way
Eco Factor: Soundproof barrier for Amsterdam Airport allows algae cultivation.
The “Create a Barrier of Silence” design competition hosted by Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has been won by an innovative noise-reduction facility developed by Toine Van Goethem. Dubbed the Ecobarrier, the design got appreciation because of its simplicity and innovative character. To add to its appeal the system has been designed to contain several sustainable features like algae cultivation and bio-fermentation. Construction on the Ecobarrier will begin once it has performed the statutory design tests.
The Dark Side:
The cost of the project will be much more than what it seems. Moreover, building it next to a runway would have its own safety issues.