Auckland Airport





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Marshall Day Acoustics has provided ongoing architectural and environmental acoustic consulting services since 1993. The following are selected projects from this period.


Auckland Airport International Departure Lounge Development

Redesign of the internal terminal passport control area and extension to the existing retail shopping mall. Sound insulation is a key factor on this project as significant amount of mechanical equipment is to be installed within the retail area. Absorptive room treatment is also paramount to provide a comfortable space in which patrons feel relaxed.

Wall and floor constructions, room surface treatments and air-condition noise control measures have been developed in coordination with the architect and mechanical engineers to ensure that the final design provides a functional terminal in which passengers can experience a relaxing and comfortable ambiance in preparation for their forward journey.

Auckland Airport Air New Zealand Regional and International Koru Lounges

The primary acoustic objective was create a peaceful, exclusive environment that is separate from the hubbub and stress of the general airport. This can be challenging at busy times when there are large numbers of people present. The secondary objective was to reduce speech transmission during low occupancy and improve privacy.

Coordination between the architects and mechanical engineers was required to achieve these acoustic objectives without detracting from the architectural aesthetic and elegant environment offered.

Auckland Airport International Baggage Hall Expansion

An extension to the existing baggage hall to accommodate the increase in passenger travel to Auckland. It was considered that providing a comfortable acoustic environment at the end of a long haul flight was important for arriving passengers in order to maintain a relaxed, stress free atmosphere.

Incorporation of absorptive room treatment and a coordinated redesign of the air conditioning systems serving this space has achieved this design intent.

All these projects were undertaken with the airport remaining fully operational and careful coordination of the construction activities and development of appropriate noise and vibration mitigation measures were essential to minimising any disruption to passengers and staff.