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New National Stadium Japan Competition Unveils 11 Finalists
Posted: Tuesday, October 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.

Following are the eleven finalists.

Zaha Hadid Architects (Image: Japan Sport Council)

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Zaha Hadid Architects (Image: Japan Sport Council)

Zaha Hadid Architects (UK)

Zaha Hadid Architects (Image: Japan Sport Council)

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Zaha Hadid Architects (Image: Japan Sport Council)

Dorell.Ghotmeh.Tane / Architects & A+Architecture (France)

Dorell.Ghotmeh.Tane / Architects & A+Architecture (Image: Japan Sport Council)

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Dorell.Ghotmeh.Tane / Architects & A+Architecture (Image: Japan Sport Council)

Dorell.Ghotmeh.Tane / Architects & A+Architecture (Image: Japan Sport Council)

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Dorell.Ghotmeh.Tane / Architects & A+Architecture (Image: Japan Sport Council)

UNStudio / Yamashita Sekkei Inc. (The Netherlands)

UNStudio / Yamashita Sekkei Inc. (Image: Japan Sport Council)

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UNStudio / Yamashita Sekkei Inc. (Image: Japan Sport Council)

UNStudio / Yamashita Sekkei Inc. (Image: Japan Sport Council)

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UNStudio / Yamashita Sekkei Inc. (Image: Japan Sport Council)

SANAA + Nikken Sekkei Ltd (Japan)

SANAA + Nikken Sekkei Ltd (Image: Japan Sport Council)

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SANAA + Nikken Sekkei Ltd (Image: Japan Sport Council)

SANAA + Nikken Sekkei Ltd (Image: Japan Sport Council)

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SANAA + Nikken Sekkei Ltd (Image: Japan Sport Council)

Cox Architecture pty Ltd (Australia)

Cox Architecture pty Ltd (Image: Japan Sport Council)

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Cox Architecture pty Ltd (Image: Japan Sport Council)

Cox Architecture pty Ltd (Image: Japan Sport Council)

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Cox Architecture pty Ltd (Image: Japan Sport Council)

Tabanlioglu Architects Consultancy Limited Company (Turkey)

Tabanlioglu Architects Consultancy Limited Company (Image: Japan Sport Council)

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Tabanlioglu Architects Consultancy Limited Company (Image: Japan Sport Council)

Tabanlioglu Architects Consultancy Limited Company (Image: Japan Sport Council)

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Tabanlioglu Architects Consultancy Limited Company (Image: Japan Sport Council)

Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd. (Image: Japan Sport Council)

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Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd. (Image: Japan Sport Council)

Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd. (Image: Japan Sport Council)

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Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd. (Image: Japan Sport Council)

Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects (Japan)

Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects (Image: Japan Sport Council)

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Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects (Image: Japan Sport Council)

Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects (Image: Japan Sport Council)

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Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects (Image: Japan Sport Council)

Populous (UK)

Populous (Image: Japan Sport Council)

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Populous (Image: Japan Sport Council)

Populous (Image: Japan Sport Council)

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Populous (Image: Japan Sport Council)

gmp·International GmbH (Germany)

gmp·International GmbH (Image: Japan Sport Council)

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gmp·International GmbH (Image: Japan Sport Council)

gmp·International GmbH (Image: Japan Sport Council)

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gmp·International GmbH (Image: Japan Sport Council)

Mitsuru Man Senda and Environment Design Institute (Japan)

Mitsuru Man Senda and Environment Design Institute (Image: Japan Sport Council)

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Mitsuru Man Senda and Environment Design Institute (Image: Japan Sport Council)

Mitsuru Man Senda and Environment Design Institute (Image: Japan Sport Council)

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Mitsuru Man Senda and Environment Design Institute (Image: Japan Sport Council)


Comments:
will david krzymowski
Canada
Thursday, November 15, 2012
haha, japan 2 - 1 Brazil. SANAA's proposal is so unrealistic.

Alexander Walter
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, November 15, 2012

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