New National Olympic Stadium
|Target capacity||80 000|
|Category||Construction in progress|
|Construction||11/12/2016 - 30/11/2019|
|Design||Zaha Hadid Architects|
Description: National Olympic Stadium
In November 2012 the design by Zaha Hadid was announced winner of the competition. Decision was welcomed with a mix of admiration and disgust as many critics emphasized that such a design would be too imposing for Tokyo's landscape, especially the direct vicinity. Also, cost estimation skyrocketed from 130 billion yen to some 300 billion.
In an attempt to reduce price tag and ease the criticism Japan Sport Council ordered downscaling the project. Total floor area was reduced by some 10%, height by 5 meters, while cost went down to 162.5 billion in May 2014.
Demolition of the old building was to begin in spring 2014, but instead was delayed to early 2015. It was planned to last several months with concrete removed bit by bit not to pollute the surroundings with dust generated by faster implosions.
Actual ground works on the new stadium were scheduled for October 2015, giving contractors 42 months to deliver it in March 2019. In 2020 the stadium is to host Tokyo’s second Olympics.
Tokyo: Olympic Stadium groundbreaking on Dec 11
All formalities should be done by Friday and on December 11 works can officially begin on Japan’s new National Stadium. It will be ready less than 8 months ahead of the 2020 Olympics.
Tokyo 2020: Olympic Stadium approved for construction
The Japanese government greenlighted the final design and budget for National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. The concept saw cost-cutting efforts, but is only slightly cheaper.
Tokyo: Olympic Stadium works to start as late as 2017
Construction work on the stadium being built for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo has been pushed back to 2017, Japanese Government officials announced this week.
Tokyo: Hadid withdraws from Olympic Stadium race
Architect Zaha Hadid has abandoned her attempt to enter a new race to build a new stadium in Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, her office said Friday.
Tokyo: Officials misled the public and IOC?
Just a month after the criticised project was scrapped it surfaced that officials were aware of skyrocketing price even before Tokyo’s selection as 2020 Olympics host.
Tokyo: Japan scraps Olympic Stadium design!
Despite approving the horrendous budget of ¥252 billion, government in Tokyo decided to finally abandon the current stadium design for 2020 Olympics.
Tokyo: Who will pay for this? Japanese want changes
8 out of 10 citizens want the stadium design for Tokyo 2020 Olympics changed. Finding money for the world’s most expensive stadium may indeed prove difficult.
Tokyo: Skyrocketing price for Olympic Stadium confirmed
It raised some eyebrows when revealed unofficially. Now it’s confirmed: Olympic Stadium in Tokyo will cost ¥252 billion and become the world’s most expensive stadium. By far!
Tokyo: Final stadium design in July?
It’s the final phase of cost-cutting measures in Tokyo. In early July Zaha Hadid should sign the contract for complete documentation of the new 2020 Olympic Stadium. No change of architects is possible.
Tokyo: Olympic Stadium debate heated again
Price tag speculations, public argument about funding sources, now even unconfirmed revelations about supposed design change. All that in just days as Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium raises questions.
New construction: Tokyo giant crumbles, successor to rise
Gradual demolition of Japan’s old national stadium has been ongoing for weeks, while first elements of the new one should arrive in autumn.