WATCH: New National Stadium for Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics

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The National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo by Zaha Hadid Architects.

  • Area: 290,000 m², Capacity: 80,000 people
  • Estimated cost: US $1 billion
  • Estimated completion: March 2019

The National Stadium used for the 1964 Summer Olympics, located in Kasumigaoka, in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, will essentially be torn down in 2015 to make way for the new venue in time for the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Summer Olympics. It will also be the future home of the Japanese national football team.

The new Tokyo National Stadium is 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.

Check out the full venue masterplan here