Ark Nova Pushes The Envelope For Portable Concert Venue
How sick would it be if TomorrowLand decided to have a Chill Out / Ambient room, or even a Deep House “room” with this insane inflatable concert venue? Just being inside elicits hallucinations…
The Ark Nova measures 98 feet by 118 feet and features an organic “eggplant” design by British sculptor Anish Kapoor and Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. The concept 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.
The portable hall can hold up to 500 people and is illuminated by ambient light that filters through the membrane. The interior “hole” though the structure creates a biological effect in that you feel you’re in the belly of the beast.