MOTAT Lancaster Hanger

With its Lancaster Bombers and Flying Boat, it’s hard not to be impressed by MOTAT’s Aviation Display Hall. It was designed as a large open space, unfortunately resulting in a...

MOTAT Lancaster Hanger

The Project

With its Lancaster Bombers and Flying Boat, it’s hard not to be impressed by MOTAT’s Aviation Display Hall. It was designed as a large open space, unfortunately resulting in a vast amount of reflective surfaces.

The unwanted echo from visitor voices made the spacious hanger feel small and crowded.


GreenStuf®'s challenge was to keep the focus on the planes by providing an acoustic solution that would reduce distracting background noise.


GreenStuf worked with Studio Pacific Architecture to install over 3,000m2 of GreenStuf Acoustic Absorption Blanket (AAB) in black, bringing out the colour of the planes and complimenting the raw commercial design. GreenStuf AAB works well across all frequencies, but is especially effective for low, hard to reach frequencies.


Because GreenStuf AAB is a non-toxic, non-allergenic, non-irritant product it was able to be installed completely exposed – providing maximum sound absorption whilst complimenting the rigid design of the hanger. To enhance the overall appearance of the GreenStuf AAB, mechanical anchors were used to fix the product to the wooden battens.


GreenStuf AAB returned the hanger to a museum like environment, and with its 50-year warranty AAB will control the acoustics for years to come.

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