Tadao Ando: New Japan National Stadium International Design Competition

The current Kasumigaoka National Stadium.

Japanese architect and the Sport Council (JSC) has launched the an international design competition for the new National Stadium of Japan. The stadium will become the new symbol of Japan and feature world-class events with the world’s largest spectator capacity and the world’s finest hospitality.

The new venue is slated for competition in 2018 and is already committed to hosting the 2019 Rugby World Cup. It will also be offered to host the FIFA World Cup, the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, concerts by world-renowned entertainers, and a wide range of other significant cultural and artistic events. And, if Japan is selected to host the 2020 Olympic Games, it will be used as the primary venue.

Continue reading for more details and a video message from Tadao Ando.

Life in spiral / Hideaki Takayanagi

© Takumi Ota

Architects: Hideaki Takayanagi
Location: Tokyo,
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 109.0 sqm
Photographs: Takumi Ota

Mecenat Art Museum / naf architect & design

© Noriyuki Yano

Architects: naf architect & design
Location: Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture,
Design Team: Tetsuya Nakazono
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Noriyuki Yano

Glass House for Diver / naf architect & design

© Noriyuki Yano

Architects: naf architect & design
Location: Etajima-shi, ,
Project Team: Tetsuya Nakazono 
Project Area: 104.46 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Noriyuki Yano

Wind-dyed house / acaa

© Hiroshi Ueda

Architects: acaa
Location: Yokosuka, Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Kazuhiko Kishimoto
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda

Hanaha / mA-style architects

© Kai Nakamura

Architects: mA-style architects
Location: Makinohara, Shizuoka Prefecture,
Design Team: Atsushi Kawamoto, Mayumi Kawamoto
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Kai Nakamura

House of Setagaya / SKAL + OUVI

© Syuya Amemiya

Architects: SKAL + OUVI
Location: Setagaya, , Japan
Architect In Charge: Kazuya Shikinami, Shin Yokoo
Photographs: Syuya Amemiya

‘Cloud’ Structure / SABAOARCH

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The project, Cloud, designed by SABAOARCH, responds to the unique needs of the client with the creation of a uniquely shaped room. This room is similar to the clouds which float in the sky and is supported by three trunks which branch off from one tree standing on a hill. In order to make the boundary loose, but still maintaining architectural intensity and a feeling of a substance for the place where the natural environment touches primitive architecture, a global image like a vague floating cloud was imagined. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Tato House / Tato Architects

© Satoshi Shigeta

Architects: Tato Architects
Location: , Hyogo Prefecture,
Designed By: Yo Shimada
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 139.87 sqm
Photographs: Satoshi Shigeta

Cafe Aura / Takato Tamagami

© Masaya Yoshimura

Architects: Takato Tamagami Architectural Design
Location: , Kitasaku District, Nagano Prefecture,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Masaya Yoshimura

House in Futakoshinchi / Tato Architects

© Mitsutaka Kitamura

Architects: Tato Architects
Location: Kanagawa Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Yo Shimada
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Mitsutaka Kitamura

Enbutsu-do / Zai Shirakawa Architects

© Toru Kitamura

Architects: Zai Shirakawa Architects
Location: , Ehime Prefecture,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Toru Kitamura, Daichi Ano

Zigzag / mA-style architects

© Kai Nakamura

Architects: mA-style architects
Location: , Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Design Team: Atsushi Kawamoto, Mayumi Kawamoto
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Kai Nakamura

Periscope House / Kuno + Aida

© Tatsuya Noaki

Architects: Kuno + Aida
Location: , Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Architect In Charge: Toshimitsu Kuno, Tomoro Aida
Design Team: Toshimitsu Kuno, Tomoro Aida, Yuki Nokura, Kazuki Watanabe, Satoshi Suzuki, Toshiharu Terashima
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Tatsuya Noaki

House in hieidaira / Tato Architects

© Satoshi Shigeta

Architects: Tato Architects
Location: Prefecture, Japan
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 186.14 sqm
Photographs: Satoshi Shigeta

Patisserie Uchiyama / Takato Tamagami

© Masaya Yoshimura

Architects: Takato Tamagami Architectural Design
Location: Azumacho, Kiryu, Gunma Prefecture 376-0032,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 682.32 sqm
Photographs: Masaya Yoshimura

Saijo Clinic / Aida Atelier

© Tatsuya Noaki

Architects: Aida Atelier - Tomoro Aida
Location: Shinjuku, , Japan
Design Team: Tomoro Aida & Shinpei Uehara
Completion: 2011
Floor area: 116.56 sqm
Photographs: Tatsuya Noaki

 

Pelo House / mA-style architects

© Kai Nakamura

Architects: mA-style architects
Location: , Shizuoka Prefecture,
Design Team: Atsushi Kawamoto, Mayumi Kawamoto
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Kai Nakamura