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As we all know the 2020 Olympics will be held in Tokyo, in this thread I will keep track of all the construction work of all the venues that will be constructed for the games.

In the 1st couple of posts I will give an overview of all the venues.


http://tokyo2020.jp/en/





 

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The Olympic Stadium will replace the old Olympic Stadium of the 1964 Olympics. The demolition of the old stadium will start this July, in 2015 the construction of the new stadium will begin.

The design that has been chosen for the stadium is by Zaha Hadid. But there is still some discussion on the scale of the stadium and if should not be a Japanese architect that should design the Olympic stadium.

But for now this will be the new stadium:



1. National Olympic Stadium 国立霞ヶ丘陸上競技場

Architect: Zaha Hahid







 

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The other venues in the Heritage Zone.


2. Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium 東京体育館

sport: Table Tennis
capacity: 8,000

Right next to the Olympic Stadium is the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, built in 1954 and thoroughly renovated in 1990.





3. Yoyogi National Gymnasium 国立代々木競技場

sport: Handball
capacity: 12,000

The famous Yoyogi National Gymnasium was completed in 1964 as the swimming venue for the 1964 Olympics, now it will be used for the Handball competition.





4. Nippon Budokan 日本武道館

sport: Judo
capacity: 11,000

Another iconic venue constructed for the 1964 Olympics, and this time it will again the Judo venue.

 

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5. Imperial Palace Garden 皇居外苑

sport: Cycling
capacity: 1,000

Not really a stadium but the start and finish for the road cycle race in the gardens in front of the Imperial Palace.




6. Tokyo International Forum 東京国際フォーラム

sport: weightlifting
capacity: 5,000

The weightlifting will take place in Rafael Viñoly designed convention center Tokyo International Forum built in 1996 in the central Marunouchi district.




7. Kokukigan Arena 両国国技館

sport: Boxing
capacity: 10,000

In the place for epic Sumo tournaments this hall which was opened in 1985 is now the venue for the Boxing tournament.

 

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The Venues in the Tokyo Bay Zone.


8. Ariake Arena 有明アリーナ

sport: Volleyball
capacity: 15,000

A new venue for the Volleyball competition in Ariake.





9. Olympic BMX Course 有明BMXコースと

sport: BMX

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10. Olympic Velodrome 有明ベロドローム

sport: Track Cycling
capacity: 10,000 for both the Velodrome and BMX course





11. Olympic Gymnastic Centre 有明体操競技場

sport: Gymnastics
capacity: 12,000

 

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12. Ariake Tennis Park 有明テニスの森

sport: Tennis
capacity: 20,500

The main stadium of the tennis park is the Ariake Coliseum that opened in 1987 and has a retractable roof.





13. Odaiba Marine Park お台場海浜公園

sport: Triathlon & Marathon Swimming
capacity: 10,000

The swim events in open water will take place in the Tokyo Bay at Odaiba.





14. Shiokaze Park 潮風公園

sport: Beach Volleyball
capacity: 12,000

The beach volleyball will take place in this stadium in Odaiba.





15. Tokyo Big Sight Hall A 東京ビッグサイト・ホールA

sport: wrestling

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16. Tokyo Big Sight Hall B 東京ビッグサイト・ホールB

sports: Fencing & Taekwondo

 

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17. Seaside Park Hockey Stadium 大井ホッケー競技場

sport: Hockey
capacity: 15,000

The Dutch ladies will win their gold medal here in the Hockey stadium located a bit lonely at the other side of the bay in Shinagawa.





18. Sea Forest Cross-Country Course 海の森クロスカントリーコース

sport: equestrian

The 1st venue on the youngest island in the bay, the Sea Forest area.





19. Sea Forest Waterway 海の森水上競技場

sports: Rowing, Canoe-Kayak
capacity: 14,000





20. Sea Forest Mountain Bike Course

sport: Mountain Bike
capacity: 2,000

 

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21. Wakasu Olympic Marina 若洲オリンピックマリーナ

sport: Sailing

The marina which will be the base of all the boats that will be competing in the sailing races that will take place on the Tokyo Bay.





22. Kasai Slalom Course 葛西臨海公園

sport: Canoe-Kayak (slalom)
capacity: 12,000





23. Youth Plaza Arena A 夢の島ユース・プラザ・アリーナA

sport: Badminton
capacity: 7,000

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24. Youth Plaza Arena B 夢の島ユース・プラザ・アリーナB

sport: Basketball
capacity: 18,000





25. Dream Island Archery Field 夢の島公園

sport: Archery
capacity: 7,000

 

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26. Dream Island Stadium 夢の島競技場

sport: Equestrian
capacity: 14,000





27. Olympic Aquatics Centre オリンピックアクアティックセンター

sport: swimming, diving, synchronised swimming
capacity: 20,000

The indoor swimming events will take place at this new Aquatics Centre in Tatsumi.

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28. Waterpolo Arena ウォーターポロアリーナ





Olympic Village 選手村

The Olympic Village is located on Harumi Island.




 

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The Japan Sport Council has published extensive details of the new scaled down design of the new National Stadium.

There are several pdf's in the following link with information from the renders to the noise measures to the surrounding greenery.
http://www.jpnsport.go.jp/newstadium/Tabid/411/Default.aspx


This are the new renders. You can see that the shape is still similar to the winning design, it's just all a bit more basic.










 

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^^^^

Is that render the final design? It looks great to me. More realistic than the other renders.

Another thing... Is that a supertall? I guess it's just filler buildings.



 

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^^ It's indeed the current official design for the stadium.

The building in the background is not a building. You can see how all buildings are just grey blocks in the picture. This thing that just sticks out is a communications mast at the complex of the defence ministry. It's not that tall, it's just thin. But they since it was turned into a grey block it does look a bit like a very tall building located further away.
 

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Last Sunday was the last even held at the old Tokyo olympic stadium because demolition commences.

The new design also calls for a reduced maximum height of 70m down from 75m to reduce the visual impact on Meiji Shrine.

Also the opening and closing "roof" will not be qualified or be able to be called a roof because it will be highly permeable in order to grow the grass on the ground.

The ceiling will be used mostly for noisy events such as concerts and the structure that closes and opens will have to be classified as a Sound insulation device.

As for the costs, due to the shortage of construction workers and higher wages that have to be paid to them, rise in consumption tax and rise in construction material costs, it is expected to be again higher than the planned ~$1.6 billion that was estimated last year (and already over budget) before the higher tax went into place.

Requests and petitions for the renovation of the current stadium were ignored and demolition in July will go on as planned.

Source: http://www.ourplanet-tv.org/?q=node/1788
 

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I like the new design for the main stadium. Still futuristic, but not that huge, and of course much more sustainable financially speaking.

About the demolition of the old stadium, I don´t think it´s a tragedy or anything, as it was a quite basic stadium, boring and aged nowadays. The buildings with most arquitectural value from the 1964 olympics era are the Yoyogi National Gymnasium, the Nippon Budokan and the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, and of course those are being preserved and going to be used in 2020, as the first post states.

Fantastic thread, Momo. So much info!
 

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About the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium: The current Metropolitan Gymnasium opened in 1991 and was built to a design by Fumihiko Maki; it replaced the original Metropolitan Gymnasium which operated from 1954 to 1986 and was used for the 1964 Olympics.
 

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IOC supports Tokyo’s plans to relocate Olympic venues

Olympic venue costs for the 2020 Games could be reduced to about ¥260 billion ($2.2 billion) from an earlier estimate of ¥460 billion ($3.9 billion), according to a report released Wednesday following discussions between officials with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the International Olympic Committee.

Tokyo’s original estimate from its candidature file totaled ¥153.8 billion ($1.3 billion) for the construction of 10 new facilities for the event.

Tokyo’s original bid proposal called for 28 of the 31 facilities, including the main stadium, to be located within an 8-km radius of the Olympic Village. But the plan ran into trouble because of rising construction costs.

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The IOC backs the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee’s proposals to change the location of venues, he said, such as moving the basketball tournament to Saitama Super Arena, 30 km outside of the capital.

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Coates even said the IOC suggested to Tokyo 2020 that the basketball preliminaries could also be held outside of Tokyo in cities like Osaka.

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l to be developed, still to be approved by the organizing committee.”

Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe also confirmed that three of the 10 venues proposed for construction — including the stadiums for basketball, badminton and sailing in Saitama Prefecture — will be scrapped.
The Japan Times

Well, I've never understood if the Saitama Super Arena was constructed for basketball purposes, why Tokyo 2020 bid didn't propose since the beginning.

Same in the case to move some competitions far away from Tokyo but near in travel times by Shinkansen: Osaka, Nagoya, Sendai.. many big cities who can fill the stadiums with citizens.
 

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