Sound of Mu­sic

India Today - - BUZZ WORDS -

Shaped like an in­flated bal­loon, Ark Nova is go­ing to be the world’s first con­cert cen­tre where form and func­tion come to­gether to play a chang­ing role in tra­di­tional ar­chi­tec­ture de­sign shapes. The brain­child of Bri­tish sculp­tor Anish Kapoor and Ja­panese ar­chi­tect Arata Isozaki, the mo­bile struc­ture was re­cently made pub­lic in the coastal town of Mat­sushima in Ja­pan, which is still com­ing to terms with the nat­u­ral dis­as­ter of 2011. It re­cently hosted the Lucerne Fes­ti­val of mu­sic and has the ca­pac­ity to ac­com­mo­date about 700 peo­ple. The hall with its lu­minis­cent walls has in­te­ri­ors fit­ted with hand­crafted benches and even a stage for per­for­mances.

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