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Barrier of Silence – Schiphol Airport Competition

April 10, 2008
by Canadian Architect

The design challenge of this international competition is to create a design for a noise-reduction facility alongside a runway at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The main aim of this barrier is to create noise reduction, but with high aesthetic quality (iconic value) and sustainability as important components of the design. The sponsor is looking for innovative solutions to this problem. Costs and revenues will also be an important factor in evaluating the designs.

A shortlisting process will take place, by which three participants will be designated as participants in each category in Phase I. After producing schematic designs, winners will be announced in each category, who then will go on to the final second phase.

Total prize money awarded is 1.250 million. Winners from each of three categories will receive 250,000, and the overall winner will receive an additional 500,000.

There is no fee to enter, and English and Dutch are the languages accepted. However, all documents submitted by shortlisted applicants should preferably be drawn up in the Dutch language.

April 29, 2008 is the deadline for written queries in relation to the contest schedule and the shortlisting phase, and June 5, 2008 is the deadline for application submissions. November 27, 2008 is the deadline for submission of fully developed preliminary designs, and the announcement of winners and presentation of prizes will take place on January 23, 2009.

Submission of all materials and applications should be directed to:

Schiphol Nederland B.V.
Evert van de Beekstraat 202
Afd. Goederenontvangst/Koerierzendingen(t.a.v.P.A.J. Mustert)
NE-1118 CP Luchthaven Schiphol

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