New National Stadium Japan Competition Unveils 11 Finalists
By Bustler Editors|
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012
Eleven finalists have been announced today in the international design competition for the New National Stadium Japan, including design heavy hitters like Zaha Hadid Architects, SANAA, UNStudio, and Toyo Ito. The finalists, announced by the Japan Sport Council (JSC) and jury chair Tadao Ando, were selected from 46 entries to proceed to the second and final competition round. The final winner will be selected on November 7 and officially announced later that month.
Completion of the new stadium is scheduled for 2018, just in time to – should Tokyo be selected to host the 2020 Olympic Games – be used as the primary venue for both, the 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.