Plan for New National Stadium Reviewed

years:July 2015

On July 17, the design by British architect Zaha Hadid for a new National Stadium, the main venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, was withdrawn. The design, which was selected through an international competition in 2012, had received heavy criticism for its destruction of the landscape and the high cost of construction. A second competition was subsequently held on December 22, 2015, where the design by KUMA Kengo was selected. (Japanese)

created: 27/10/2021
modified: 15/02/2023 (Update History)
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