Silent Room V0.3


Unesco Week of Sound – Beirut 2019


The Silent Room is a site of absence located within the contemporary city. It is designed to be a functional part of the city, existing alongside shops, market places, office buildings, construction sites, traffic. It offers an experience that contrasts with its surroundings and responds to the emotional conditions produced by them.

This reiteration of the Silent Room was installed in the landmark site of Al Afran Al Watania (the National Bakeries) on Bliss street in Beirut, experimenting further with the possibility of integrating the project in an existing urban fabric.

Design Gabriele Pascolini and Nathalie Harb
Construction Hassan Dia and team
Visual Identity
Joseph Kai

Commissioned by

AUBNI (American University of Beirut Neighborhood Initiative)and Unesco

Supported by

Municipality of Beirut, Skaff Group and Saint Mary’s Orthodox Church

Photo credits

Marco Pinarelli