On July 1st 2014, Martijn Lugten graduated on ‘Re-sil(i)ence – design patterns for an aircraft noise abating spatial environment’. Instead of focusing on the noise source (the aircraft) this research aims to develop mitigations which can be applied within the built environment for different varieties of aircraft noise.
The project showed that the resulting twenty-four design patterns are effective to translate (technical) information to design and planning tools and incorporates today’s complex realm of (airport) urban planning and design. One of the design proposals is the development of a multi-functional noise barrier (page 234 of his report):
Besides addressing a highly relevant societal topic, the project is an excellent example of the development and application of a pattern language to deal with the complex nature of the urban environment.
Martijn’s work can be found in the repository of the TU Delft.
- Main mentor: Egbert Stolk
- Second mentor: Frank van der Hoeven, chair of Urban Design
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