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

Major achievements

Yokohama Arena

Photograph of Yokohama Arena (retractable seats for a multipurpose hall/arena)
Completion date Apr, 1989
Number of seats 17,00017,000 seats
(Lambda type retractable seats 10,300 seats)

Yokohama Arena is one of Japan's emblematic halls for multipurpose events. The scale and systems of the venue have remained among the top in the world since the arena was completed in 1989.
The 11,000 Lambda-type retractable seats installed at the venue were the first ever in Japan to be capable of rearranging themselves into diverse seating patterns in an arena-scale venue by full computerized control.

Marine Messe Fukuoka

Photograph of Marine Messe Fukuoka (retractable seats for a multipurpose hall/arena)
Completion date Apr, 1995
Number of seats 15,000 seats
(Lambda type retractable seats 1,486 seats)

The largest event hall in Kyushu, a venue extensively used for concerts, sports events, and exhibitions.
Lambda-type retractable seats are installed on the entrance side of the venue. The seats are collapsed under the floor when not in use. The floor flattens once the seats are fully retracted, producing a smooth flow line from the entrance to the arena.

Canon Inc. Takeshi Mitarai Memorial Hall

Photograph of Canon Inc.'s Takeshi Mitarai Memorial Hall  (retractable seats for a multipurpose hall /arena)
Completion date Jan, 2008
Number of seats 2,000 seats
(Lambda type retractable seats 1,600 seats / Fixed floor retractable seats 400 seats)

Multipurpose hall constructed at Canon headquarters in Shimomaruko. Our Lambda-type retractable seats are installed for all seats for a wide range of usages, from meetings and seminars to sports events.

Kobe Fashion Museum Orbis Hall

Photograph of Kobe Fashion Museum Orbis Hall (retractable seats for a multipurpose hall/arena)
Completion date Jan, 1997
Number of seats 424 seats

Lambda-type retractable seats are installed in an arena hall designed in a UFO-like form. A thrust stage type, with seats that can partially turn, is ideally suited for fashion shows.
Event planners can freely think up event space ideas, from stage type spaces to ordinary venues with flat floors, for translation into reality.

Softopia Japan Sopia Hall

Photograph of Softopia Japan, Sopia Hall (retractable seats for a multipurpose hall/arena)
Completion date Jun, 1996

Flip-up-type horizontal movable wall to partition the space of the Hall Foyer.

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