The most important buildings and arenas of the Olympic Games in Tokyo

These facilities in the capital of Japan connect the past, present and future.

A total of 43 sports facilities will be in the service of holding the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, of which 25 are existing facilities, 10 are temporary facilities, and 8 newly built. All facilities are located in the two main districts of Tokyo, where one is in Tokyo Bay in the south of the city, and the other in the central, historic part of the city.

The main Olympic stadium

Certainly, the biggest attention was attracted by the new Olympic Stadium, which has been the subject of controversy since 2015. At that time, there was a controversy over whether as much as 2 billion euros should be allocated, how much would the realization of the proposed project by Zaha Hadid cost. Somewhat later, however, a more favorable (1.3 billion euros) solution was chosen by the architect Kengo Kuma, which gave preference to traditional Japanese materials.

It will be held at this stadium the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games, as well as almost all athletic competitions and the final match in women’s football.

The new Olympic Stadium was built on the same location as the Olympic Stadium where the Olympic Games were held. 1964, writes Novi list.

The Olympic Games start on July 23

Water center

The imposing facility of the Water Center in Tokyo Bay will be used to organize competitions in swimming, artistic swimming and diving. The greatest interest of this object is flexible barrier, thanks to which 50 less than 25 meters can be made from a pool 50 meters long, and the depth of the pool can be adjusted.

Water center, photo: Eugene Hoshiko

Ecology and architecture

Apart from the construction of the new Olympic Stadium, sustainability was also considered during the construction Ariake Arene, whose roof is covered with solar panels, whose installation has been carefully designed so that the sun’s rays do not bounce off them and aim at the surrounding skyscrapers.

Ariake Arena as well as Water Center have and geothermal pumps, to further reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Ariake Arena, foto: AP Images

Temple of Martial Arts

Nippon Budokan presents temple of martial arts, which with its curved roof alludes to Mount Fuji. The building, which is located near the Imperial Palace, will be used for judo and karate competitions.

This facility also has the status of a legendary concert hall, since the first Beatles concert in Japan was held in it, in 1966.

Nippon Budokan, foto: Hiro Komae

Olympic village as an eco-district

The Olympic Village is also located in Tokyo Bay and consists of 21 residential buildings which have from 14 to 18 floors. During the Olympic Games, participants will have at their disposal 18,000 beds, made of cardboard so that no one person can lie on one,… all for the purpose reduction of contacts.

Within the village, there is a huge canteen, with 3,000 seats, as well as a small clinic where everyone suspected of having coronavirus will be able to be tested.

After the end of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, it is planned that the village will be turned into a luxurious, residential eco-neighborhood.

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