Norwegian designers, Various Architects (VA) have designed the Mobile Performance Venue (MPV) for the Arts Alliance Productions performance “ID – Identity of the Soul”, which will tour worldwide in 2009.
The MPV is a dynamically twisting 90m by 60m ellipse with curving walls and a lightweight cable roof. The project is designed around five large screens of a central performance space that holds 3,500 people. Designed to reduce shipping weight and volume to a minimum, the structure uses a unique inflatable skin and a combination of standard and bespoke aluminum structural frames. The outer skin is a self-supporting membrane of hexagonal inflated tubes and translucent cushions.