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 vast amount of reflective surfaces.

The unwanted echo from visitor voices made the spacious hanger feel small and crowded. Autex’s challenge was to keep the focus on the planes by providing an acoustic solution that would reduce distracting background noise.


The Project

Autex worked with Studio Pacific Architecture to install over 3,000m2 of GreenStuf® Autex Acoustic 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.

Why choose GreenStuf AAB for your next project

Suitable for a range of applications

Highly versatile and ideal for managing noise in theatres, studios, auditoriums, offices and retail complexes

Versatile install options

Install behind modular ceiling and wall panels or direct fixed to exposed on ceiling joists for industrial look

Safer indoor air quality

GreenStuf does not contain any added chemicals such as formaldehyde based binders or fibres that can be breathed into your lungs

Recycled content & recyclable

GreenStuf is manufactured using a minimum of 45% previously recycled polyester fibre (from PET plastic) and is reusable and recyclable at end of life