Japanese tradition, climate and technology. The new Tokyo National Stadium by Kengo Kuma

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Project team
Kengo Kuma & Associates, Minoru Yokoo, Kenji Miyahara, Tomonori Kusagaya, Soichiro Harada, Genki Yada, Tomohiro Matsunaga, Tsuyoshi Kanda, Masahiro Minami.
Collaborators
TAISEI DESIGN PLANNERS ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS, Kengo Kuma & Associates, AZUSA SEKKEI.
Client
Japan Sport Council.
Developer
New National Stadium Development Project Taisei Corporation, Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd., and Kengo Kuma and Associates Joint Venture.
Area
Site area.- 109,800 sqm. Building coverage area.- 69,600 sqm. Total floor area.- 192,000 sqm.
Dates
Design.- From January 2016 to January 2017. Construction.- From October 2016 to November 2019.
Location
Shinjuku City, Japan.
Photography
Taisei Corporation. Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd. Kengo Kuma and Associates. Joint Venture. Jose Juan Barba.

KENGO KUMA

Kengo Kuma was born in Yokohama (Kanagawa, Japan) in 1954. He studied architecture at the University of Tokyo, finishing his degree in 1979. In 1987, he opened the "Spatial Design Studio". In 1990 he founded "Kengo Kuma & Associates" and extend the study to Europe (Paris, France) in 2008. Since 1985 and until 2009, has taught as visiting professor and holder at the universities of Columbia, Keio, Illinois and Tokyo.

Main Awards:

· 2011 The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's Art Encouragement Prize for "Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum."
· 2010 Mainichi Art Award for “Nezu Museum.”
· 2009 "Decoration Officier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" (France).
· 2008 Energy Performance + Architecture Award (France). Bois Magazine International Wood Architecture Award (France).
· 2002 Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award (Finland).
· 2001 Togo Murano Award for “Nakagawa-machi Bato Hiroshige Museum.”
· 1997 Architectural Institute of Japan Award for “Noh Stage in the Forest”. First Place, AIA DuPONT Benedictus Award for “Water/Glass” (USA).

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