In pictures: all-star shortlist for Japan’s national stadium
Zaha Hadid, Populous and Sanaa among finalists for Tokyo build
Eleven practices, including Olympic stadium designers Populous and Aquatics Centre architect Zaha Hadid, have been shortlisted for the £164,000 competition to design a new national stadium for Japan.
Australia’s Cox Architecture, Germany’s GMP International, the Netherland’s UN Studio with Yamashita Sekkei, Turkey’s Tabanlioglu and France’s Dorell Ghotmeh Tane Architects with A&A Architecture made the list, alongside Japanese firms Sanaa with Nikken Sekkei, Toyo Ito & Associates, Azusa Sekkei and Mitsuru Man Senda.
The design brief is for an 80,000 seat stadium on a narrow site and must be ready to host the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
The jury, chaired by Tado Ando and including Richard Rogers and Norman Foster, will choose the first, second and third place winners next month.
In total 46 entries were received for the competition. All interested practices had to be recipients of the Pritzker Prize, an AIA gold medal, UIA gold medal, Praemium Imperiale or a RIBA gold medal. Firms also need experience of designing a stadium with a capacity of 15,000 or more.