2011 Galleries

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Galleries // 2011 Spark:Concept // Airport Sound Barrier Prototype

Airport Sound Barrier Prototype

Winner - Bronze

Competition: Spark:Concept
Designer: Ross Wimer & SOM Design Team
Design Type: Architectural Structure, Concept Pro
Company / Organization / School: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Design Type: Infrastructure, urban planning Designer: Ross Wimer Organization: SOM Purpose: Proposed for the Orange Line station at Midway Airport in Chicago, this concept converts a large and cumbersome object – a sound barrier – into a sculptural element that is both functional and visually vibrant. As part of a larger urban development strategy, the sound barrier concept converts an eyesore into an asset.