Be Open Sound Portal

The Sound Portal was an experiential pavilion conceived for the 10th anniversary of the London Design Festival and was installed in Trafalgar Square. Stephen created the pavilion concept for Arup and worked through the details with Arup’s acousticians, structural engineers and lighting designers. The sound insulated pavilion shells masked the noise from one of the busiest and most vibrant squares in the world, allowing visitors to experience spatial sound. Listers could lie back on the circular listening bench, look at the sky and contemplate the specially commisioned sound works, composed specifically for the event.