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Japan Stands Behind Plans to Build Zaha Hadid's Tokyo Stadium

Japan Stands Behind Plans to Build Zaha Hadid's Tokyo Stadium
Japan Stands Behind Plans to Build Zaha Hadid's Tokyo Stadium, © ZHA
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Despite harsh criticism for being too large and costly, Tokyo's 2020 Zaha Hadid-designed National Stadium will be realized. As USA Today reports, the Japanese government has announced its decision to move forward with the design, saying any major modifications would lead to construction delays.

The 80,000-seat stadium has already undergone some design changes, due to backlash led by Pritzker laureates Toyo Ito and Fumihiko Maki; it's most recent design is said to be more "efficient, user-focussed, adaptable and sustainable." However controversy continues as the city and central government must now decide how to split the stadium's estimated $2 billion bill.

Construction is expected to being by October with completed slated just before the Rugby World Cup in 2019. The National Stadium will be the centerpiece of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Japan Stands Behind Plans to Build Zaha Hadid's Tokyo Stadium" 25 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/769196/japan-stands-behind-plans-to-build-zaha-hadids-tokyo-stadium/> ISSN 0719-8884
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