Though it seemed a compromise was met last October, when Japan’s minister of education, Hakubun Shimomura announced plans to reduce the cost and scale of the Zaha Hadid-designed Tokyo Olympic Stadium, the debate rages on.
Pritzker laureates Toyo Ito and Fumihiko Maki have launched an online petition to “defend the ginko tree-lined landscape of blue sky and Jingu Outer Gardens” from the construction of Hadid’s “oversized” stadium.
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Less than five months after its election as the host city of the 2020 Olympic Games, the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) has been formally established. The Committee will be responsible for ensuring the successful organisation of the Games, and its establishment marks another major step on Tokyo’s Olympic journey. As well as the creation of the Committee, it was also announced that former Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshiro Mori, had been appointed as President and Toshiro Muto as Chief Executive Officer of Tokyo 2020.
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The 2020 Olympic Stadium (designed by Zaha Hadid) will be 25% smaller than planned. The scaling down follows after weeks of criticism against the size of the original proposal.
ArchDaily reports that the opposition to Zaha Hadid’s stadium proposal is growing.
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