The world’s first inflatable concert hall

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The world’s first inflatable concert hall is getting pumped up for a show in Japan in Matsushima, which was hit by the tsunami of 2011. The Ark Nova, designed by sculptor Anish Kapoor and architect Arata Isozaki for the Lucerne Festival 2013, is made from a translucent purple membrane reminiscent of a parachute. It can house up to 500 people. Tsunami-damaged trees will be used to build seating and for acoustic reflector.

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