Japan Opens First Inflatable Concert Hall

Mike Lawson • News • September 26, 2013

U.K. paper The Telegraph reported this week that a large, inflatable concert hall will be debuted in Matsushima, Japan and continue on a tour through areas of the country hit hard by floods resulting in the devastating by the 2011 tsunami. The structure, designed by British sculptor Anish Kapoor and Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, is about 10,000 square feet and uses wood from tsunami-damaged trees salvaged from Zuiganji Temple after the tsunami to create acoustic reflectors and seating.

The hall will host events such as classical music performances as well as modern Japanese music. The concept was a brainchild of the Lucerne Festival, which has dubbed it the “Ark Nova Project.”

Full story at The Telegraph.

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