National Stadium in Japan Designer by Kengo Kuma

The Kengo Kumas National Stadium comprise an oval, wooden-lattice structure beautifully wrapped by plants. This is to complement its woodland site. Speculations have it that it is a major stadium for the upcoming Olympics and year will see the opening of the stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. 

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma designed the building as an oval structure with a huge oculus above the track. Seating stands will be sheltered below the latticed larch and steel canopy, and circulation areas around the edge of each level will feature plants and trees, to respect the surrounding park.

The three-tiered, 80,000-seat National Stadium replaced initial plans for a Zaha Hadid-designed stadium, this basically was scrapped over escalating costs.

The ¥149 billion (£1.1 billion) structure is expected to complete in a short time to host the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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