New National Stadium Development Project

新国立競技場整備事業

New National Stadium Development Project © Taisei Corporation, Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd. and Kengo Kuma and Associates JV
New National Stadium Development Project © Taisei Corporation, Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd. and Kengo Kuma and Associates JV
New National Stadium Development Project © Taisei Corporation, Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd. and Kengo Kuma and Associates JV
New National Stadium Development Project © Taisei Corporation, Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd. and Kengo Kuma and Associates JV
Under construction (as of March, 2018) provided from JSC
Under construction (as of February, 2018) provided from JSC
Under construction (as of February, 2018) provided from JSC
Under construction (as of September, 2018) provided from JSC
Under construction (as of September, 2018) provided from JSC

New National Stadium Development Project

新国立競技場整備事業

Taisei Corporation, Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd. and Kengo Kuma and Associates JV

Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, Japan
Scheduled completion in November, 2019
Stadium
Total floor area 194,000 m2
Partner in charge: Minoru Yokoo

This large stadium was designed as a collection of small-diameter pieces of wood.
The facade consists of overlapping, multi-layered eaves.

The underside of each eave is covered with small-diameter wood louvers in an effort to express the tradition of beautiful eaves in Japanese architecture in an appropriate contemporary manner.

Square cedar lumber measuring 105mm, the most common size in Japan, was split into three 50mm pieces, to create these louvers. The frequency and density of the louvers was varied in order to give a human-scale to the eave.

The roof has a truss structure which combines steel beams and laminated lumber with a medium cross-section, utilizing the axial stiffness of wood to minimize deformation of the roof trusses due to wind or earthquakes.

The renderings are intended to show conceptual image at completion and may subject to change.
Vegetation shows an image about 10 years after completion of the stadium.
Copyright © of Taisei Corporation, Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd. and Kengo Kuma and Associates Joint Venture
Pictures under construction (as of February, March and September 2018) provided from JSC