Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Ark Nova - bringing a little joy to those struck by disaster

The world's first inflatable concert hall was launched in Japan this week. Designed by Anish Kapoor and architect Arata Isozaki, Ark Nova seats 500 and includes a multistage format which can accommodate various events from orchestra to chamber music, jazz , performing arts or art exhibitions. The membrane can be folded up and loaded onto a lorry, allowing it to be used as a pop up venue in Northern Japan, the area devastated by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and massive tsunami in March 2011.
Image: Art Nova designed by Anish Kapoor and Arata Isozaki