Beat Bad Traffic Noise With A Fountain

White noise creates a sense of peacefulness in Antwerp park:

At a city park in Antwerp, the sound of traffic is constant. The park sits next to a major highway. But the city is now redesigning the space to make it more peaceful—including adding noise-canceling fountains that can help mask the drone of cars and trucks.

The city wanted to “improve the sound climate in the park, and to create a place where people can find rest and, for a while, escape the urban hustle,” says Raf Verbruggen, Antwerp’s project lead on urban soundscaping. “In cities all over the world, there is an urgent need for such restorative places.”

To read the full story from Fast Company, click here.



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