Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be placed around Zaha Hadid's stadium (1)

The futuristic 80,000-seat with retractable roof stadium, for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, designed by Zaha Hadid, will be the centerpiece on the site of the Olympic Stadium from 1964.

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The Japanese capital, selected last weekend as the host city for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games, over Istanbul and Madrid.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be placed around Zaha Hadid's stadium (2)

Dy Zaha Hadid:

“The new Tokyo National Stadium more than a large sports facility designed to the highest design specifications and functional requirements. It is a piece of the city’s fabric, and urban connector which enhances and modulates people moving through the site from different directions and points of access. The elevated ground connections govern the flow of people through the site, effectively carving the geometric forms of the building.”



Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be placed around Zaha Hadid's stadium (3)

Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be placed around Zaha Hadid's stadium (4)

Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be placed around Zaha Hadid's stadium (5)

via theguardian

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