An airport is characterised by the flow of people who move through it every day. We are thinking of the movements of hundreds of people who go to the check-in with their luggage and then to their departure gate for boarding. All this movement in such an expansive environment with hardly any furniture ensures that voices and noises travel, causing chaos and disorientation. The high interior ceilings and the smooth, highly reflective surfaces help make the airport an acoustically uncomfortable environment.
Flag, one of the latest sound-absorbing technology applications from Caruso, can be placed inside long corridors and large airport waiting halls to slow down sound waves, like a canvas hung across in the wind, and to eliminate any airports acoustic reverberation, making waiting times more comfortable.