Tadao Ando and the Japan Sport Council (JSC) have announced the eleven finalists who will compete in the final round of the international competition for the New National Stadium Japan. With the reconstruction, the National Stadium hopes to attract world-class events with the world’s largest spectator capacity and the world’s finest hospitality. The new stadium is already committed to hosting the 2019 Rugby World Cup and is slated for competition in 2018.
Tadao Ando describes: “Our wish is to see a stadium designed by someone who shares this earth, with wisdom and technology that looks to the future of out planet.”
The finalists after the break…
Cox Architecture pty LTD:
UNStudio / Yamashita Sekkei Inc.:
Zaha Hadid Architects:
Tabanlioglu Architects Consultancy Limited Company:
Dorell.Ghotmeh.Tane / Architects & A+Architecture:
Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd.:
Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects:
SANAA + Nikken Sekkei Ltd:
Mitsuru Man Senda and Environment Design Institute:
A winner is expected to be announced in mid-November.
Jury Chair: Tadao Ando Jury Members: Hiroyuki Suzuki, Takayuki Kishii, Hiroshi Naito, Makoto Yasuoka, Junji Ogura, Shunichi Tokura, Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, Ichiro Kono