In 2013, Tokyo was announced to be the host city for the 2020 Summer Olympics and the 2020 Summer Paralympics. As a result, Japan launched a design competition for any designer to come out a new design for the new stadium. The new stadium will be used for 2020 Summer Olympics, 2020 Summer Paralympics as well as 2019 Rugby World Cup. Among 46 finalists, Zaha Hadid Architects, an international architecture and design firm won the competition.
The design of the Olympic stadium for the 2020 Summer Olympics by Zaha Hadid Architects, an architecture and design firm located in Clerkenwell, London.
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Notable architectural works from Zaha Hadid are Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre (Baku, Azerbaijan), London Aquatics Centre in (London, United Kingdom), Dongdaemun Design Plaza & Park (Seoul, South Korea), J. S. Bach Pavailion (Manchester, United Kingdom), CMA CGM Tower (Marseille, France), Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum (Michigan State University) and more.
The proposed new stadium will be on the site of the National Stadium in Kasumigaoka, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, which held the 1964 Summer Olympics Games.
The new plans included demolishing the original stadium and expanding the capacity form 50,000 seats to 80,000 seats.
The estimated cost of the new 290,000 meter squares Olympic stadium in Tokyo is 252 billion yen ($2 billion). It would have been the world’s most expensive sports stadium.
The initial estimated cost was 130 billion yen (approximately $1 billion). Due to the expensive cost, the length of construction, and many other reasons, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced on Friday that plans to build the new National Stadium would be scrapped. Image above via Kyodo Via AP Images/Assiciated Press.
Now, the plans for the stadium to host the 2020 Tokyo Games will start again from scratch.
Do you have an innovative plan in mind? Perhaps you can submit it to Yoshiro Mori, chairman of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee.
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