ARCHITECT AGAINST SIZE OF STADIUM

A Japanese architect is battling to reduce the size of the main venue approved for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Fumihiko Maki believes the new stadium is too expensive and would clash with its surroundings. 

However, he says he's not criticising the design of the stadium, which was produced by Zaha Hadid, an award-winning architect.

In a statement, Maki said: "The problems I see with the planned stadium all relate to the issue of scale."

The $1.3 billion, 80,000-seater stadium has already been approved but construction isn't expected to commence until next year.

 

 

Posted on 18/10/2013