Urban Noise Wall Park

Innovative approaches to motorway noise management

Urban Noise Wall Park studio asked students to engage with a high-profile industry grant between RMIT University and Transurban that investigated an innovative approach to motorway noise management. In the project motorway noise was viewed as a condition that could be both cancelled, using physical engineering methods, and could be transformed, using more ephemeral and creative design methods.

The studio researched ways in which physical and electroacoustic noise transformation methodologies could be applied as an urban design solution to parklands adjacent to motorway noise walls. The primary intention of the designs was to encourage residents to utilise the parklands as spaces of play, recreation and imagination.


Stephan Moore is from Northwestern University, Chicago.

Lecturers: Jordan Lacey, Stephan Moore, Lawrence Harvey, Ross McLeod
Semester 1, 2017

Gallery images: Ben Sahadan, Elsye Suprapto, Komal Lakhanpal, Leixin Du; Awnili Shabnam, Prabnoor Kaur, Rui Xue, Sree Padma Marthi