New National Stadium
|¥ 157 mld / bn
|11.12.2016 - 30.11.2019
New National Stadium – design description
The concept became one of two finalists in repeated design (and build) competition for new National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. Compared to 2012 guidelines, this time the venue had to be scaled back both in terms of function (no retractable roof and adjustable stands), capacity (up to 70,000 instead of 80,000) and size (limited height and volume for smaller impact on surroundings). Also, the structure had to be simplified enough to allow fast construction, in under 3 years.
This option, nicknamed simply “A”, envisages construction of three-tiered grandstands covered by a simple and uniform roof structure, peaking at 50m in height.
Nature is to play crucial role in the entire project, not only stadium surroundings. Within 30 years the venue would be surounded by tall trees, but smaller ones are also planned within the promenades, replacing a more opaque outer cladding. To soften the venue even more, extensive use of wooden in furnishings and decorative elements is planned.
New stadium: Here comes Tokyo's timber stadium
Although we didn't manage to get inside during our visit to Tokyo, finally the new national stadium joins StadiumDB as one of the largest candidates to become Stadium of the Year.
Tokyo: Olympic Stadium ready, opening soon
Japan Sport Council has announced the delivery of Japan's new national stadium in Tokyo. After handover on November 30 the venue will begin preparing for its opening events in December and January.
Tokyo 2020: Olympic Stadium's roof complete
On Friday the Japan Sports Council confirmed delivery of the most challenging part of the new National Olympic Stadium. Its roof, using a unique mix of steel and timber, is the largest such structure to top any stadium worldwide.
Tokyo 2020: Olympic Stadium on time
Delivery of the new national stadium in Tokyo is going as planned initially, though a slight price increase was confirmed. By this time next year official opening will be behind us.
Tokyo: Opening event confirmed for Olympic Stadium
Tokyo’s new National Stadium, the main venue of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, was set Thursday as the venue for next season’s Emperor’s Cup final.
Tokyo 2020: Kengo Kuma on National Olympic Stadium
As installation of the roof and wooden facades progresses at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics stadium, Kengo Kuma mentions his greatest sport project in an interview with designboom.com.
Japan: Football venues of Tokyo 2020 confirmed
Seven stadiums altogether, five of them the same as during the 2002 World Cup. Japan will only see one purpose-built stadium used during the Olympics, of course the new national one.
Tokyo: Great progress for 2020 Olympics
After years of delays the Japanese Olympic Stadium if growing as planned, expected for timely delivery. What was delivered over the past 12 months is truly impressive!
Tokyo: Olympic Stadium worker committed suicide due to overwork
Though the tragedy occurred in March, only now we have confirmation that 23-year-old worker's suicide was caused by extreme overwork, even if indirectly.
Tokyo: Olympic Stadium formally underway
Earlier today the official groundbreaking ceremony took place in the heart of Tokyo. Contractors have less than 36 months to deliver Japan’s most expensive stadium.
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 to be a public park
It’s been clear that wood and vegetation will play a major part in this stadium. Now we also know that Tokyo Olympic Stadium could become a park open throughout the week.
Tokyo 2020: Design selected and nicknamed “the hamburger”
Not the most graceful nick, but is it any worse than bicycle helmet? The new stadium for Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be largely clad with wood and covered in greenery.
New designs: Two finalists for Tokyo 2020
There’s no more time to change design, so one of these will be built for the 2020 Olympics. Both have their advantages with almost identical price. Winning bid will be announced soon.