High noise screens

High noise screens are approximately 1.8 m and above. These screens should be located as close to the source (or listener) as possible for optimal effect1. The effect depends on a number of factors, where height is the main determinant2. In addition to conventional usage, high noise screens can be used in a creative manner, as part of urban design solutions incorporating features like seating3,4, water and/or vegetation4,5.


1Forssén, J., Kropp, W. & Kihlman, T.. Introduction to traffic noise abatement. In: Nilsson, M.,Bengtsson, J. & Klæboe, R. (eds.) Environmental methods for transport noise reduction. Boca Raton: CRC Press (Imprint of Taylor & Francis), 2015.
2HOSANNA. Novel Solutions for Quieter and Greener Cities. Bandhagen: EU FP7, 2013.
3Fusaro, G., D’Alessandro, F., Baldinelli, G. & Kang, J.. Potential of a soundscape element design. Conference Paper: 17th CIRIAF National Congress, Perugia, Italy, April 6-7, 2017.
4Cerwén, G.. Urban soundscapes: A quasi experiment in landscape architecture. Landscape Research 41 (5), 2016, 481-494.
5Hellström, B., Torehammar, C., Malm, P. & Grundfelt, G. (2013). Stadens Ljud – Akustisk design & hållbar stadsutveckling [City Sounds – Acoustic design and sustainable development]. Stockholm: Exploateringskontoret, 2013.