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The World's First Inflatable, Transportable Concert Hall


This is the 'Ark Nova', an inflatable and easily transportable concert hall that can fit 500 patrons and I'm trying really hard not to say looks like Grimace's @$$hole. Dammit, I kind of already did, didn't I? I suck at keeping secrets.

It measures 98 feet by 118 feet and features a rounded, organic design by British sculptor Anish Kapoor and Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. The hall was commissioned by the Swiss Lucerne Festival as a way to bring concerts and performances to areas of Japan that were affected by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami

Think of it as a circus tent but with no poles, less elephant shit and better acoustics. And think of me as a man who lives by his own rules, drifting across the country stirring up adventure -- and trouble. "Dinnertime!" MOM, NOT NOW.

Two more shots after the jump.



Thanks to Alyssa, who goes to see concerts and stage plays and all those things because she's cultured, but not like yogurt or a pearl.

There are Comments.
  • Alright, show of hands: Who read "inflatable, transportable concert hall" and thought this thing would fly around like a musical hot air balloon? And you can say "just you" but I'll only think I'm cooler.

  • Guest

    That's a pretty fantastic novelty!

  • Mister Cerberus

    " that can fit 500 partons"
    That's a lot of partons

  • if industries

    some kind of smart bug

  • Guest

    Let's all go to the Olive Concert Hall!

  • It looks like a giant prolapsed butthole.

  • Jane Savage

    Thank you, I was thinking the same thing.

  • Neil Harper

    yes a "concert hall" and not at all a giant mutant sea creature that blobbed out of the water near fukashima that some enterprising chap hollowed out.

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