FINAL DESIGN OF 2020 TOKYO OLYMPICS REVEALED AFTER A HUGE HUE AND CRY.Tokyo, Japan | Red Newswire | Dec 29, 7:00 AM IST
After the Zaha Hadid’s original design of stadium where the Olympics 2020 are supposed to happen got backfired mainly due to widespread criticism and huge construction cost, finally a new design has been revealed.
Earlier designs never satisfied most of the popular architects in Japan. The main concern raised by everyone was its discordance with the surroundings, visually and aesthetically. Also the fact that being twice the area occupied by London Olympics stadium, it was able to accommodate as much audience as London’s itself. One of the leading architect of Japan, Arata Isozaki, declared it as a ”instrumental mistake” and warned by saying that it will be “disgrace to future generations”. There were campaigns organised against the new designs which was lead by Nobuko Shimizu, chairman of the Custodians of the National Stadium group, to save the original stadium. He stated that” The new stadium design, though scaled back from the original, is still a mammoth totally out of sync with its verdant surroundings”. 500 people were part of this protest. Maki who designed the national Gymnasium in 1990, told it to be “ridiculous” and that “We are raising our voices, but they don’t listen. We are not a civil society where citizen voices can be critical.” His protest resulted in a petition that called for the project to be scrapped which was backed by 32000 signatures of support.
Midst of these bitter words, Zaha Hadid firm tried to defend by stating that “All projects around the world go through this process of design evolution. The stadium’s scheme design has been developed with our Japanese partners and responds to the revised brief issued by the client earlier this year.” They added that the design requires no construction works or redevelopment costs for use after 2020, when it will be used for “the widest variety of sporting, cultural and community events”.
Finally the new and final design tries to respond to every outcry of the concerned whether it’s regarding the cost or design. The cost has been effectively lowered by almost 50% and its capacity is expected to be 68000. "The ministerial meeting has checked the selection was made in an appropriate manner," Abe said, according to CNN. "This is an excellent plan that satisfies the principle philosophy, construction, deadline and cost of the Olympic plan."
The National Stadium is expected to be completed on Nov. 30, 2019.
By: Rishi Sharma @RedNewswire