The expansive areas around large airports that are affected by noise, infrastructure, and transient forms of architecture have never before been researched as a phenomenon. But these Noise Landscapes are emerging worldwide, often surpassing their neighbouring city in size, and sometimes rivalling it in economic importance.

On the basis of eight European case studies (Amsterdam, Zurich, London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Munich, Madrid, and Paris Orly and Charles de Gaulle) this publication provides the first account of how these landscapes emerged as the result of technical determinations, what takes place in them, and how they can be interpreted.

The book - published in September 2017 - is the outcome of several years of research done by the Chair of Kees Christiaanse at the ETH Zurich.

The book is published with nai010 publishers in Rotterdam.
The graphic design was directed by Studio Joost Grootens.

Amongst other funding sources, the underlying research was financed by the Dutch National Science Foundation (NWO) and the Swiss National Fund (SNF).

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