New National Stadium (XIII)
|KSS Group, Farshid Moussavi Architecture
New National Stadium (XIII) – design description
The scheme created by joint forces of KSS Group and Farshid Moussavi Architecture foresees a stadium conjoined with public green. Artificial hills would be a place for leisure, but also public viewing of games. Meanwhile paths leading upwards to the stadium invite spectators inside. And here’s an intriguing surprise: the floating façade of this stadium would discretely accommodate staircases to upper levels.
One more interesting feature is that this stadium includes more mobile sections of the stands than suggested by competition rules. Not only would the entire lower tier be retractable, but also one upper end zone. This way conversion from athletics to a more compact football layout would be even better than in existing stadia.
The vision has been submitted in 2012 as part of international design competition for New National Stadium of Japan. It wasn’t selected as part of the 12-project shortlist, but we consider it worthy of greater attention.
Part of the requirements of Japan Sport Council was for the venue to host Olympics and World Cup final in optimum conditions. Thus the retractable seating encircling field of play and retractable roof over it.