…Newest sexy CONCRETE! The above design proposal by Zaha Hadid Architects is for Japan’s new national stadium. It is one of the 11 shortlisted candidates for the new facility “needed*” for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
The 11 Shortlisted Designs For Japan’s New National Stadium
Architizer Blog | 2012 Oct 30
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…more…
*”Needed” or rather unneeded is the key word here since Japan has dozens of brand-new, unused, world-class, soccer (football) stadiums in addition to the existing Imperial Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium (Wikipedia) that was completely remodeled for the fifth Rugby World Cup in 2003 and has a capacity 27,188.