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Schematic Design Images

Various Architects delivered our schematic design report to the client yesterday at their rehersal studio in London.

Six months of design work have culminated in a dynamic and unique project for the Arts Alliance Mobile Performance Venue. The current design includes 3800m2 of space in a structure that measures 90 x 36 meters making it the largest mobile venue in the world. The covered performance space is designed around the Identity of the Soul performance on five 12 x 7 meter HD video projection screens, but it can also be used for concerts and other live performances. The 2000m2 performance space has a standing capacity of up to 4000 people.

Great care has been taken to reduce the structure to a minimum and a unique inflatable skin (see mock-up) has been proposed to create the front and back-of-house areas. The entire structure can be erected in only two weeks and dismantled again for shipping to the next location in only one week. The unique and ultra lightweight ‘bicycle-wheel’ roof has a free span of 70 x 36 meters.

For maximum flexibility a modular structure makes it possible to build the venue in a number of sizes and configurations, with and without the roof. For outdoor arrangements or festivals it is possible to erect only the back-of-house and screens, with a full-size live stage plus 4 large screens, or multiple live stages.

The images included with this post show the performance venue in a number of well known sites worldwide. Over the next few weeks we will be sharing more detailed information and drawings of the project.