New National Stadium Japan

Eleven potential designs for Japan’s new national stadium were made public. The eleven finalists include Japanese firms such as Azusa Sekkei Co Ltd, Toyo Ito & Associates, SANAA + Nikken Sekkei Ltd, and Mitsuru Man Senda and Environment Design Institute. The conditions of the competition, chaired by Tadao Ando, are the followings: 1) Design a stadium for 80,000 seats, 2) Have an operable roof, 3) Be environmentally efficient, 4) Complement the surrounding landscape, 4) Allow for smooth traffic, 5) Be up and ready by 2018 to host the Rugby World cup in 2019. The winners of the competition will be chosen on November 15th.

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