Japan National Stadium Competition Design

Tokyo, Japan

Our design represents an evolution of sports and entertainment environments as key cultural and social event platforms for public life. Conceived with Arup, our design is a synthesis of traditional Japanese craft with a structurally light environmental enclosure. This enclosure utilises the inherent efficiency of the egg form, employing a diagrid structure over an elliptical shell. Within the enclosure are a series of segmented, crafted timber stand elements.

New environmental technologies feature active energy systems and internal verdant sky gardens. Operable ground platforms and stands reconfigure to optimise for rugby, soccer, athletics and concerts. This simple and elegant form blending craft, technology and environment, symbolises a deep Japanese cultural affinity for the purity of form and nature.

Japan National Stadium Competition Design
Japan National Stadium Competition Design
Japan National Stadium Competition Design
Japan National Stadium Competition Design
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In association with
Arup
Client
Japan Sports Council
Project Status
Competition Design Completed, 2012-2015
Key Consultants
Obaysahi, Rider Levitt Bucknall, Austrade
Contractor / Builder
Obayashi
Cost
‎¥130,000,000,000
Gross Floor Area
Capacity: 80,000 seats
John Czechowski
Joachim Clauss
Tommy Miller
Putu Permana