In Focus: Japan’s Green Olympics
June 28, 2009 § 8 Comments
In its bid for the 2016 Summer Games, the land of the rising sun unveils an ambitious plan to actualize history’s first Green Olympics. Designed by the famed Tadao Ando, the proposed Olympics stadium is an attempt to recreate Nature’s harmony.
The architecture is intended to be one with nature, literally. The giant solar roof will allow the stadium to operate mostly on solar power. The stadium will be surrounded by thousands of trees and greenery making it truly one with nature. As the planned structure is adjacent to Tokyo Bay, stadium spectators will be able to enjoy melodic waves and pleasant sea breezes in addition to friendly competitions between the world’s greatest athletes.
Chicago is likely to win the right to host the 2016 Games, but Tokyo should be given an award for its creative vision. More images can be found at the official site of Tokyo 2016.