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Cox Architecture makes shortlist to design ‘world’s greatest stadium’


Australia’s Cox Architecture has been shortlisted alongside 10 of the world’s top design groups in Japan’s New National Stadium International Design Competition.

Run by the Japan Sport Council, the stated design ambition is to create “the world’s greatest stadium”.

The winning design will form Japan’s new National Stadium, featuring one of the world’s largest spectator capacities. It is scheduled for completion in 2018, built to support Japan’s ambition to host the 2020 Olympic Games as well a potenitial  venue for the FIFA World Cup.

Cox made the cut from 46 entries.

Cox Architecture's entry pictured above and below.


The shortlist:

  • Cox Architecture Pty Ltd; Alastair Ray Richardson (AUS)
  • Populous; Rod Sheard (GBR)
  • UNStudio/Yamashita Sekkei Inc; UNStudio VAN BERKEL EN BOS U.N. STUDIO B.V. (NED)
  • Zaha Hadid Architects; Zaha Hadid (GBR)
  • TABANLIOGLU Architects Consultancy Limited Company; Ihsan Murat Tabanlioglu (TUR)
  • Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd; Fumihiko Sugitani (JPN)
  • Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects; Toyo Ito (JPN)
  • SANAA + Nikken Sekkei Ltd; Kazuyo Sejima (JPN)
  • gmp International GmbH; Hubert Nienhoff (GER)
  • Mitsuru Man Senda and Environment Design Institute; Junko Senda (JPN)


The competition jury includes (chair) Tadao Ando, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Takayuki Kishii, Hiroshi Naito, Makoto Yasuoka, Junji Ogura, Shunichi Tokura, Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and Ichiro Kono.

Images courtesy JPNSPORT



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