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Retractable Seating System for Multipurpose Halls and Arenas[ Culture & Sports ]

Contribute to the development of a multipurpose venue facility for attractions that draw in customers.

Photograph of retractable seats at the multipurpose hall and arena
Improve the accessibility and occupancy rates of multi-purpose events

Venue facilities for customer attractions nowadays are expected to offer multiple functions to accommodate various types of events.
Our company has abundant experience in the design and installation of retractable space systems, such our Lambda retractable seating system. Our comprehensive package of retractable space systems expands the purposes of use and raises operations rates by reducing setup times for arenas, halls, and convention facilities.

Multifunctional Lambda retractable seating system

The Lambda retractable seating system is an innovative system for producing optimal layouts inside a hall according to the purpose of use. The possibilities range from flat-floor exhibition environments to diversified stage and audience seating arrangements.

yout of the Lambda-type retractable seating system

Features

  • Quick and easy setup of the event venue

    The underfloor height can be adjusted to an arbitrary height. The flat earthen floor, stepped floor, stage, and Hanamichi can be automatically set up to suit the layout requirements.

  • Flexible moving system

    Seats can be stored under the floor, which removes the need for wall housing space and widens the freedom of architectural design.

  • High safety

    Extremely high safety and stability, with a high load capacity 330 kg/m2 (general specification)

System to develop retractable seats

The Lambda retractable seating system lifts and lowers the retractable units stored under the floor by expanding and contracting with a screw jack. A flexible array of seating patterns and spaces can be arranged.

With the seats stored
Illustration of retractable seats fully retracted
Photograph of retractable seats fully retracted
Expansion underway
Illustration of retractable seats as they are being extended
Photograph of the retractable seats as they are being extended
Expansion complete
Illustration of retractable seats fully extended
Photograph of the retractable seats fully extended

Retractable seat layouts

An optimal purpose-arranged venue can be set up by combining retractable seats with the movable wall/movable ceiling machinery system.

Layouts for the retractable seats

Show stage

Photograph of a retractable seat layout for a show stage
Illustration of a retractable seat layout for a show stage

Exhibition/Trade fair

Photograph of a retractable seat layout for an exhibition and trade fair
Illustration of a retractable seat layout for an exhibition and trade fair

Tennis/Valley ball

Photograph of a retractable seat layout for tennis/volleyball
Illustration of a retractable seat layout for tennis/volleyball

Indoor athletic field

Photograph of a retractable seat layout for an indoor athletic field
Illustration of a retractable seat layout for an indoor athletic field

Example of Delivery

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No. Name Location Designing supervisor Delivery year & month Number of seats, people Specification
1 Tokyo Bay NK Hall Urayasu, Chiba Pref. Nihon Sekkei Inc. Jun, 1988 7,000 seats Lambda type retractable seats 734 seats, Fly facilities
2 Yokohama Arena Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref. Takenaka Corporation Apr, 1989 17,000 seats Lambda type retractable seats 10,300 seats
3 Green Dome Maebashi Maebashi, Gunma Pref. MHS Planners, Architects & Engineers Ltd., Shimizu Corporation May, 1990 20,000 seats Lambda type retractable seats 5,800 seats
4 SENDAI SUNPLAZA Sendai, Miyagi Pref. Yamashita Sekkei Inc.
AXS SATOW Inc.
Jun, 1991 2,710 seats Lambda type retractable seats 1,302 seats
5 Takatsuki Culture Hall Takatsuki, Osaka Pref. Naniwa Sekkei Feb, 1992 500 seats Lambda type orchestra elevator stage (Automatic moving seats 90 seats installed)
6 Minami Ashigara Culture Center Small Hall Minamiashigara, Kanagawa Pref. AXS SATOW Inc. Jul, 1992 292 seats Lambda type retractable seats 154 seats, Fixed floor automatic lifting seats 138 seats
7 Kobe Nada Hall Kobe, Hyogo Pref. Yamashita Sekkei Inc. Mar, 1993 507 seats Lambda type retractable seats 336 seats, Elevator forestage 60 seats, Fixed floor automatic lifting seats 48 seats
8 Meijiza Chuo-ward, Tokyo Takenaka Corporation Mar, 1993 1,448 seats Lambda type orchestra elevator stage 1 set (Audience seating wagon 110 seats)
9 ASTY Tokushima Multi-purpose Hall Tokushima, Tokushima Pref. Nikken Sekkei Ltd. Sep, 1993 5,000 people Lambda type retractable seats 952 seats
10 The Bank of Yokohama,Ltd. Head office Hamagin Hall “VIA MARE” Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref. Mitsubishi Estate Company, Limited Nov, 1993 517 seats Lambda type retractable seats 207 seats, Movable stage 2 sets, Fixed floor automatic lifting seats 310 seats
11 Nozawa Onsen Spa Arena International Conference Hall Shimotakai-gun, Nagano Pref. K. Mori Nov, 1993 504 seats Lambda type retractable seats 336 seats, Fly facilities 7 sets, Fixed floor automatic lifting seats 168 seats
12 Ichikawa-shi Green Studio Ichikawa, Chiba Pref. Yamashita Sekkei Inc. Jun, 1994 260 seats Lambda type retractable seats 220 seats, Movable Stage 4 sets, Fly facilities 8 sets
13 World Convention Center Summit Hall Miyazaki, Miyazaki Pref. Taisei Corporation Sep, 1994 5,000 people Lambda type retractable seats 1,088 seats, Fly facilities 6 sets
14 Marine Messe Fukuoka Fukuoka, Fukuoka Pref. Nihon Sekkei Inc.
Takumi Architects Co., Ltd.
Apr, 1995 15,000 people Lambda type retractable seats 1,486 seats
15 Nagano-shi Wakasato Multipurpose Sports Arena “BIG HAT” Nagano, Nagano Pref. Yamashita Sekkei Inc.
Nagano Sekkei
Mar, 1995 5,000 people Lambda type retractable seats 396 seats
16 Toyama Jiyukan Multipurpose Hall Toyama, Toyama Pref. Yamashita Sekkei Inc. Jan, 1996 800 seats Lambda type retractable seats 368 seats, Automatic lifting seats 432 seats, Fly facilities, Movable partition wall
17 Adachi-ward Government Office Hall Adachi-ward, Tokyo MHS Planners, Architects & Engineers Ltd. Apr, 1996 486 seats Lambda type retractable seats 378 seats, Movable stage 2 sets, Fixed floor automatic lifting seats 108 seats
18 Iwakuni Culture Hall Multipurpose Hall Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Pref. Yamaguchi Prefecture
Otani Associates
May, 1996 374 seats Lambda type retractable seats 220 seats, Automatic lifting seats 186 seats, Fly facilities 18 sets, Elevator stage 4 sets, Acoustic shell
19 Kobe Fashion Plaza Event Hall Kobe, Hyogo Pref. Showa Sekkei, Inc. Jan, 1997 424 seats Lambda type retractable seats 250 seats, Acoustic shell, Fly facilities (Truss baton), Round acoustic shell 92 sets
20 Kawasaki Takatsu Civic Center NOCTY HALL Kawasaki, Kanagawa Pref. Research Institute of Architecture Jan, 1997 700 seats Lambda type retractable seats 290 seats, Automatic lifting seats 136 seats, Elevator stage 8 sets, Fly facilities
21 Kanagawa Plaza for Global Citizenship Plaza Hall Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref. Yohichi Matsumoto Associates, Architects Jan, 1998 365 seats Lambda type retractable seats 158 seats, Automatic lifting seats 14 seats, Fly facilities
22 Hoya Culture Hall Small Hall Nishitokyo, Tokyo Yamashita Sekkei Inc. Jan, 1998 250 seats Lambda type retractable seats 250 seats, Fly facilities
23 SAITAMA SUPER ARENA Saitama, Saitama Pref. Nikken Sekkei Ltd. Mar, 2000 2,300 seats Lambda type retractable seats 2,300 seats 83 sets, Movable ceilings, Moving Block
24 Canon Inc. Takeshi Mitarai Memorial Hall Ota-ward, Tokyo Obayashi Corporation Jan, 2008 2,000 seats Lambda type movable floor retractable seats 1,600 seats 30 sets, Fixed floor retractable seats 400 seats

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