The National Stadium has now been completed and will be the location for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The former National Stadium was the main venue for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964 but was torn down and rebuilt in three years in the lead up to 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The stadium seats up to 60,000 spectators and is the showcase for a number of sports in Tokyo for baseball, rugby, swimming and gymnastics.
Kengo Kuma was the lead architect for the New National Stadium which features include wooden eaves that were made using timber from each of Japan’s 47 prefectures.
Another feature is the 25 km of underground pipes delivering water that is cool in the summer and warm in winter.
The overall height of the Stadium is less than 50 meters. The National Stadium also holds the Japan Olympic Museum.