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Here is a sculpture you can explore from the inside. The inflatable structure is the size of half a football field and the height of a 3-storey house. It took 55 people 6 months to build and includes 6 kilometres of seams.
This is a contemplative place because of all the individual nooks and crannies but other spaces are for grandstanding and you feel like you are in a grand cathedral staring up at stained glass windows.
This area is called the 'Cupola' and features perpendicular style windows made from small pieces of coloured plastic by different community groups. The design is based on Penrose tiling discovered by mathematician and physicist Roger Penrose and has an organisation similar to that found in Islamic tile patterns.