Social Distance Plan- Under Corona Conditions

Hi, I’m Tomura.
In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, the event industry is now taking a “social distance” approach.
Even after the state of emergency has been lifted, the situation will continue to be unpredictable, so for the time being we need to avoid holding real events in the form of three densely packed events.
It’s difficult to put all events online, and it’s hard to get rid of the exuberance and realism that comes with real events.

That’s why we’re now trying to think of ways to hold real events that don’t involve remotely or online.

Today, I’d like to share with you a drawing of one of these events, “A Plan for Social Distancing”.

What will happen when you consider social distance for a venue of fewer than 800 people?

This image is a drawing of the event venue, which was originally planned to accommodate just under 800 people (780). There are 65 round tables, and each table is supposed to seat 12 people.

It’s a true “three densities” in itself.
It would be a lot more exciting if the participants were this close together, but it’s just not possible in these days and times.

So, let’s try to recreate the drawing in the form of a social distance.

Here’s the result.

I’m sure that the word “I” came to mind.
I agree it’s so lonely compared to the first one.
This layout is for social distance.
Reduce the number of round tables and increase the distance between tables.
Reduce the number of people sitting at a table from 12 to 4.
This is the change that was made.

This results in 44 round tables, 4 people per table, and 88 total seats. We’ve reduced the number of participants to nearly 1/10th of the number of participants, so we’re able to get far enough away from them.

……..but we still want to include a few more participants.
So, I thought about removing the round tables and creating a theater-style layout (chairs only).

Here’s what I came up with.

Even in the theater-style, we can’t put the chairs next to each other.
I left a space between each seat to keep a proper distance between them.

Because there are no round tables, there is more room for chairs, so the total number of seats is 110. That’s still about 1/7th of the original plan.
With social distance in mind, we should expect to have 1/10 to 1/7 of the number of people required in front of Corona.

Social distance for the largest banquet hall in Tokyo…?

If social distance reduces capacity, then we can make the venue bigger…
Some of you may think so.

Let’s take a look at the drawings for the Prince Park Tower Tokyo, one of the largest banquet halls in Tokyo, with a capacity of 2,300 people.
The Prince Park Tower Tokyo has a capacity of 2,300 people in theatre form. In normal circumstances, it is capable of holding a fairly large scale event.

Here is a drawing of the Prince Park Tower’s banquet hall with social distance specifications.

A banquet hall that can hold over 2,000 people…
The capacity has been drastically reduced from 2,300 to 480 people.

And since this is ‘if you put the seats into the limit without stage decorations’, the actual number of seats will be even less.

In the case of social distance, it seems safe to assume that a live event of 500 or more people cannot be held in a banquet hall in Tokyo.

Even though the state of emergency has been lifted, the coronavirus has not disappeared, and a second or third wave is said to becoming.
Live events will be gradually resumed, but it should be a condition for many to reduce participation and distance for a while.
In the future, we will need to hold new forms of events, such as a combination of live and remote participation.