About the BE OPEN Sound Portal

The Sound Portal was a landmark project for the 2012 London Design Festival.  Created as an immersive space that focused on the idea of ‘design you can’t see’, it was sited in Trafalgar Square 19-23 September 2012.

Co-produced by BE OPEN and the London Design Festival and designed by Arup, world leaders in acoustic engineering, with content commissioned by Sound and Music, the Portal transported visitors to inaccessible places and remote environments through a series of three-dimensional soundscapes, created by five leading musicians and sound designers.