Yoyogi National Gymnasium’s state-of-the-art technology and exacting engineering, along with its elongated sweeping roofline, introduced a new modernism to Japan while still evoking the grace and timelessness of traditional Japanese architecture.
Design: Hiramoto Design Studio, Architects. Located on the second floor of glass curtain wall building, facing main street of a fashionable neighborhood. As they have a great view from this tenant’s window, “building a connection with the neighborhood” spontaneously becomes the architects’ design challenge.
Zaha Hadid Architects unable to secure a construction company in its consortium and therefore announce that they are unable to enter this architecture competition: “It is disappointing that the two years of work and investment in the existing design for a new National Stadium for Japan cannot be further developed to meet the new brief through the new design competition.”