Japan Invents Inflatable Concert Hall???????

Japan has done it again introducing us to the world’s first inflatable, mobile concert hall   (one sentence I never thought I would write).

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The creative structure is the result of a collaboration between Arata Isozaki, Yasuhisa Toyota, Kajimoto Agency, and sculptor Amish Kapoor.  The design process started in 2011 with the goal of creating a low-cost solution for holding traveling relief concerts after tsunamis destroyed Japan’s Miyagi Prefecture in March 2011.

Set up/inflation takes just two hours.  With a maximum capacity of 700, the 30×36 meter venue is modeled aftet Kapoor’s 2001 Leviathan installation.

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Will this be the new trend in concerts?  Will the structure start making appearances stateside?  Can the concert hall be popped with a knife?  These are all questions running through my head.  The inflatable concert hall is both awesome and kind of creepy at the same time.  I image it would create a very unforgettable concert atmosphere.

~ES

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