New National Stadium (XVIII)
New National Stadium (XVIII) – design description
This rhythmical and subtle structure is inspired by a single chrysanthemum flower. It forms an unusual connection between nature and technology as the thick steel outer structure would be covered with vertical gardens.
This way most of the green areas would be placed vertically instead of horizontally, because the stadium would be surrounded by a raised concrete plazas with green enclaves in them.
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.