Noise pollution is a common problem with the exploration of a well with fracturing potential. This design explores using acoustic panels with are encased in an infrared, chromed case to mechanically follow the source of the noise vertically against the derrick tower.
Motors with toothed wheels are attached to the panels and power the movement, slotted between two tracks. The acoustic performance of the panels in reducing the drilling noise was tested in Ecotect Analysis, and fed back into the design process.

Detail close-up of the mechanism in action.

More information at definingarchitecture.net

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