The Silent Room

The Silent Room is a public space where citizens are insulated from outside noise and other sensorial aggressions. 
Many of us today live in urban environments where we are subject to a constant flux of information, both visual and sonic. Silence is increasingly a luxury for the most privileged - data mapping has shown that the poorest parts of the city are the worst affected by noise pollution. The Silent Room responds to this context: it provides a cocoon-like space, isolated from the city’s noise, for all citizens, regardless of background or level of privilege. It makes silence and rest available to everyone. 
The Silent Room advocates silence as a form of resistance, an act of cleansing needed to reclaim ownership of our thoughts and ourselves.


  • Designer: Nathalie Harb
  • Design Team: In collaboration with BÜF and 21dB, Opsis Design
  • Supporting Bodies: Ministry of Culture, Beirut design week, Bespoke Brick, Bute Fabrics, MNP