Sony Playstation commissioned a temporary festival venue to mark the launch of its competitive karaoke game. The brief was to create a flexible and attractive structure capable of accommodating 600 people with an easily-retractable roof.
The design solution creates a structure with several components. The entrance comprises a series of steel portal frames with fabric roofs, temporary walling and a small stage opposite. A central goalpost frame supports tensioned cables to create a guide on which to run the fabric roof, allowing it to be manually winched open or closed. In good weather the PVC fabric cover can be pulled down to sit on top of two trailers.
Client . Iris, Architen Landrell