Finalists In Tokyo 2020 Design Contest
The finalists were announced Tuesday for the remodelling of the Kasumigaoka National Stadium, a venue in Tokyo's bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.
The Japan Sport Council, owner of the stadium, selected 11 of the 46 entries for the competition to update and remodel the venue in preparation for Tokyo's 2020 bid and the IRB 2019 Rugby World Cup. The finalists came from Australia, Great Britain, The Netherlands, Turkey, France, Japan and Germany.
Tadao Ando, jury chair of the design contest and member of the Tokyo 2020 Council said, "as it has come time for the National Stadium to be rebuilt after half a century from its creation, we have called for ideas from near and afar with the hope of realizing an architecture of the finest quality that embodies the technology and intellect of our present age".
He added, "...the project must run on a short schedule in order to be ready for hosting the 2019 Rugby World Cup".
The winner will be announced in mid-November and the award ceremony will take place late November.Write or read comments about this article
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