The 11 Shortlisted Designs For Japan’s New National Stadium
October 30, 2012
Zaha Hadid Architect’s design for Japan’s national stadium
Japan’s new national stadium is one step closer to finding a designer. Eleven practices, including Olympic stadium designers Zaha Hadid and Populous, have been shortlisted for the competition to design the new stadium. The brief called for an 80,000-seat stadium that must be completed in time to host the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
The competition, which received a total of 46 applicants, restricted entry to practices that had been recipients of the Pritzker Prize, an AIA gold medal, UIA gold medal, Praemium Imperiale or RIBA gold medal. As if that weren’t enough, participating firms were required to have the necessary experience of designing a stadium with a capacity of 15,000 or more.
The first, second, and third place winners will be announced next month, chosen by a jury chaired by Tado Ando and including Richard Rogers and Norman Foster. Until then, click through for images of the finalist’s designs.