Kuma's design picked for 2020 Tokyo Olympics main stadium

December 23, 2015 6:30 am 

TOKYO, Dec. 22 — The design developed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma was adopted for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics main stadium as a joint venture led by construction giant Taisei Corp. won the bid to build the facility on Tuesday.

A government panel said Kuma's team has received the green light for their "Plan A" blueprint, which cites a total construction cost of 149 billion yen and a construction completion date of November 2019, two months earlier than the deadline given by the IOC.

Kuma's proposal features a facility that is five meters lower in height than his rival's, with a plant-covered facade. It has been carefully designed to maintain harmony with the natural landscape of the neighboring Meiji Jingu Gaien area. (PNA/Kyodo)

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