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GSS // Sound Barrier Sittard Geleen // NL

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Sound wall plus "belvedere"-pavilion along the train tracks
Miguel Loos
Municipality Sittard Geleen
2004-2006
finished
We designed this sound protection wall as a smaller variant of the our design for Brussels.

We here also opted for a cheap, industrial prefabricated sound wall, with three landmark objects inserted into it. These objects visually reconnect the housing neighbourhood with the agricultural fields behind the sound wall.

The elements are derived from one prototype, a “love seat” for two persons that would be rotated within the wall according to its specific surroundings. This “love seat” is build up out of the same materials as the sound wall except for its inside, which ideally would be finished in wood. A big glass screen opens up the view but retains the noise emitted by the passing trains.

The shape of the little belvederes are a distorted reference to the thousands of train compartments rushing along every day.

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