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  • World's First Inflatable Concert Hall

    The Lucerne Festival, based in Switzerland, has launched Lucerne Festival Ark Nova, a project to bring hope via music to the disaster areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake, which struck on March 3, 2011.
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  • World's First Inflatable Concert Hall

    The concert hall was created by Arata Isozaki and Anish Kapoor. An air-inflated membrane structure, it can be folded up with the interior equipment dismantled and loaded on a truck for traveling around the region.
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  • World's First Inflatable Concert Hall

    The Lucerne Festival Ark Nova runs from Sept. 27 to Oct. 13, 2013, in Matsushima City in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.
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  • World's First Inflatable Concert Hall

    In a nod to the story of Noah's Ark, the project was named Ark Nova (new ark) with the hope that it will become a symbol of recovery after the great earthquake and tsunami disaster of 2011.
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  • World's First Inflatable Concert Hall

    The interior is a single uninterrupted space which, depending on the arrangement of equipment, offers a multi-stage format that can accommodate various events from orchestras to chamber music, jazz, the performing arts or exhibitions.
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  • World's First Inflatable Concert Hall

    Lucerne Festival Ark Nova used tsunami-damaged cedar trees from the region as materials to create acoustic reflectors/boards and chairs in the Ark Nova hall.
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  • World's First Inflatable Concert Hall

    The concert hall for Ark Nova seats 500 and can be inflated within two hours.
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  • World's First Inflatable Concert Hall

    The world's first inflatable concert hall, in the disaster-hit northeastern Japanese town of Matsushima, Lucerne Festival Ark Nova runs from Sept. 27 to Oct. 13, 2013.
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