‘Create a Barrier of Silence” Competition Winner Announced

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has announced the winner of the ‘Create a Barrier of
Silence’ design competition.

The winning design for an innovative noise-reduction facility at
Runway 18R-36L is the ‘Ecobarrier’ submitted by Toine van Goethem. Of all entries, the
Ecobarrier achieved the highest scores in terms of sustainability, innovation and noise
reduction. Toine van Goethem submitted his design in the category of universities and private individuals.

The winning entry in the design agencies category is the ‘Dobber’ by Brandes en
Meurs, and in the business category ‘Elevation’, a design by Arup, Dura Vermeer and ONL,
carried off first prize. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol received a total of 97 entries from 17
countries around the world, including China, Japan, New Zealand, the United States and
several European countries.