The world`s first inflatable concert hall is getting ready to be shipped trough Japan`s devasted areas in 2011 by natural disasters, earthquake and tsunami. The name of the object is the ” Ark Nova” and it has been designed by a British sculptor entitled Anish Kapoor along with a Japanese architect, Arata Isozaki. The mobile structure will have a versatile destination hosting anything from workshops to world class concerts, tradition and contemporary performance alike having a huge role in the Lucerne Festival Ark Nova.
At the moment the huge magenta shape has made roots in Matsushima City which is still in the healing process, here the authors are tying to create hope and deliver it trough positivist and a happy attitude trough music. Despite being a temporary object, the concert hall can host no less then 500 people. In the interior the Ark Nova looks ten times better then the exterior, and that`s where you will really feel different and start being positive. The walls are allowing a little light trough out the purple membrane therefore creating a mind-blowing dark pink interior which is filled with handcrafted benches and as you would expect, a stage.
The high mobility of a concert hall has never been materialized into such an amazing design and with such a positive attitude, the balloon easily deflates and can become a temporary, movable structure allowing the beautiful magenta walls to make other areas happy and positive as well.
Image © Lucerne Festival Arknova 2013