New National Stadium
|Category||Design being implemented|
|Cost||¥ 149 mld / bn|
|Construction||11.12.2016 - 30.11.2019|
Description: New National Stadium
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.
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.