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19 June 2023

inside view

I had a chance to visit and walk in the National stadium in Tokyo ( related page is here ). Since it was not domed unlike Zaha Hadid's original plan, I can feel expansiveness of the open space and enjoy the fresh air blowing through there.

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It was very special moment for me when I stood on the field, I felt as if many eyes were on me from the empty seats.

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The seats are randomly colored so that we don't feel it deserted even if the audience were totally empty. This eventually worked when the Olympic games were held without any audience due to pandemic in 2021.

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Amagingly its gigantic eave doesn't have any pillars, and is cantilevered by the wood/metal hybrid beam frames.

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