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Olympic Stadium Design Lacks Flame

Friday, March 11, 2016

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The Tokyo Olympic Stadium has sparked media attention once again.

Numerous reports say architect Kengo Kuma’s design for the new National Stadium fails to incorporate a cauldron for the iconic Olympic flame.

However, organizers for Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Games have told media outlets that the flame was not “forgotten.” They have insisted they were keeping its location a surprise, reports relate.

Either way, a special team has been tasked with determining the best place for the Olympic symbol by an April deadline, reports say.

“The reviewing team is already working on it, and once the direction is there, I’ll deal with it accordingly,” Kuma told the Japanese press. “There are various methods (to set it up), so there’s no need to worry.”

Kuma also downplayed concerns about the flame’s location in his wood design, the Japan Times reported. He said he would be requesting that the country’s fire service code be lifted so long as the flame was in a safe spot.

“The edge of the roof is made of iron, so a fire will not spread," he added, according to the Japan Times.

The stadium is no stranger to controversy. An original 252 billion yen ($1.9 billion) design for the venue, by Zaha Hadid Architects, was scrapped last year over cost issues.

   

Tagged categories: Aesthetics; Architects; Architecture; Building codes; Design; Designers; Stadiums/Sports Facilities

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