In response to the decision of the Japan’s prime minister, Shinzō Abe, to go back to the start on the Tokyo Olympics-Paralympics stadium plan, and start over from zero, Zaha Hadid issued a full statement and a 23-minute video presentation.

We have written to the Prime Minister to offer our services to support his review of the project with the current design team. ZHA has also outlined how making use of the significant investment in detailed design work already carried out offers the most cost-effective solution to create the best new National Stadium for the people of Japan for the next 50-100 years.

In the coming weeks we also plan to share, in Japan and across the international design community, the many innovative solutions achieved through the years of work and investment that has gone into the design for the National Stadium. Read the full statement here 

 

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