London 2012; East Bank construction begins

Map – Sites

  • Stratford Waterfront
    • UAL’s London College of Fashion
    • Sadler’s Wells
    • BBC
    • The V&A including a partnership with the Smithsonian Institution
  • UCL East (university campus)
  • Here East
    • V&A Collection & Research Centre
    • UCL



Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels


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Press release: Mayor breaks ground to start construction on new culture powerhouse

Tokyo 2020; Introduction to Tokyo (10)

In 2020, Tokyo will host the XXXII Olympic Summer Games. The city also hosted the 1964 Olympics. Over the next years we’ll explore this fascinating and hectic metropolis in a serie of blog posts. Topics include: urban sprawl, architecture and infrastucture.


Magazine: MAS Context 24 / Tokyo

From the publisher:

Welcome to our Tokyo issue. This issue explores the value of embracing subjectivity and personal recordings of cities while exploring the biggest metropolitan area in the world. Guest edited by illustrator and editorial designer Luis Mendo, it builds upon his love for the city, the drawing event PauseDraw, and his continued exploration of the city through drawing. Through drawings by thirteen artists and words by another eight contributors, the issue ultimately reveals Tokyo’s built environment, its culture, its people, and some of the aspects that make it one of the most fascinating cities in the world.

Contributions by Lee Basford, Andrew Browne, Anselm Dästner, Christian Dimmer, Masaki Endoh, fala, Ghosttthead, Hama-House, Adrian Hogan, Andrew Joyce, Shu Kuge, Grace Lee, Chip Lord, Luis Mendo, Joey Meuross, Craig Mod, neji_maki_dori, David Robert, Terry Satomi, Mariya Suzuki, and Tama-chan.

This issue is guest edited by illustrator and editorial designer Luis Mendo.


Download the PDF or purchase a copy here.

Tokyo 2020; Exhibition: The History of Sport in Japan – From the Edo Period to the Tokyo Olympics (Edo-Tokyo Museum)

From casual pastimes to competitions and world records, “sport” in its various forms ignites the passions of people the world over. Through a wide range of exhibits which includes objects used by athletes, this exhibition looks at the history of sports, from the sport-like exercises and games of the Edo period, to the acceptance and popularization of modern sports from the Meiji era onwards, and Japan’s participation in the Olympics and later hosting of the games in Tokyo.

Exhibition Period: Saturday, 27 July to Sunday, 25 August

Holidays: Mondays (Except July 15 and August 12) and Tuesday, July 16

Admission: Adults: 1,000 yen, College and Vocational students, High school students, Junior high school students and Seniors (65 and over): 500 yen, and Junior high school students living or commuting to Tokyo, Elementary school students and younger: Free





Edo-Tokyo Museum – Photo: Martijn Giebels

Tokyo 2020; Video: Olympic Stadium 90% complete


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