The New National Stadium in Tokyo 新国立競技場

  • Published on : 16/01/2018
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The new stadium by Kengo Kuma

Un nouveau stade pour 2020

Le New National Stadium est un complexe sportif situé à Kasumigaoka, Tokyo. Sa construction a débuté en décembre 2016 et son inauguration est prévue pour novembre 2019. Ce stade sera le théâtre des compétitions des Jeux Olympiques qui auront lieu à Tokyo en 2020. Il servia également de cadre aux cérémonies d'ouverture et de fermeture des jeux, ainsi que d'espace au déroulement des épreuves d'athlétisme. 

Tokyo renewed

When Tokyo was awarded the title of host of the next Olympic Games, it was decided that the previous Olympic Stadium, the National Olympic Stadium, would be knocked down and rebuilt. Plans for the new stadium were unveiled in 2012 by the "Queen of the Curve", Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, but the difficulty of finding a supplier willing to work with her - very expensive - plans made the government change its mind. Japanese. An agreement was finally reached in June 2015 with the Taisei Corporation and Takenaka Corporation for a total budget of 155 billion yen (about 1.1 billion euros). These companies collaborate in particular with the architects Kengo Kuma and Toyo Ito. After a competition between these two architects, it was finally decided that Kengo Kuma would be in charge of the project.

Kengo Kuma

Kengo Kuma

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From concrete to wood

Kengo Kuma wants to go "beyond the era of concrete" and "restore the link that Tokyo lost with nature" during the concrete reconstruction of the city after the great earthquake of Kanto in 1923, and the first games in 1964. The architect is an admirer of the American Frank Lloyd Wright, known for his philosophy of structures in harmony with their environment . His main project inspired by Lloyd Wright is called "Bamboo Wall", and is a country house built entirely from local bamboo. It is located near Beijing in China.

Read : Where to see the work of Kengo Kuma

"Bamboo Wall" (2002) by Kengo Kuma

Prostho Museum Research Center in Kasugai (Aichi) by Kengo Kuma

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