Big birthday, big balloon

The Yomiuri Shimbun

The Yomiuri Shimbun A balloon-like mobile concert hall is inflated at Tokyo Midtown in Minato Ward, Tokyo, on Thursday. The “Ark Nova” hall is about 18 meters tall and can accommodate 500 audience members when fully inflated. Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Arata Isozaki and British sculptor Anish Kapoor, the domed structure was originally created to support the recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake. It will be used for an event held from Tuesday to Oct. 4 celebrating the 10th anniversary of Tokyo Midtown’s opening.Speech

[Released on September 14, 2017]


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