Ruben Reddy Architects, in collaboration with Tabanlioglu Architects from Turkey were selected as one of the 11 finalists for the New National Japan Stadium International Design Competition. The venue will host the 2019 Rugby World Cup and potentially, the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.


The form of the stadium was inspired on the shape of dew drop. The organic and clean form of the stadium not only provides spectacular views and amenities but also embraces the notions of sustainability by using alternative energy sources, maximizing the use of day light and large scale rainwater harvesting. 


The proposed seating bowl has been conceived to offer spectators the highest levels of comfort. Providing excellent sight-lines and vibrant atmosphere have been the leading design principles. The lower bowl retractable seating allows the stadium to adapt to the very different viewing requirements of the diverse sport events to be hosted in the stadium. This ensures that the viewing standards and the spectators experience of the event remains at the highest level regardless of the field configuration.


The stadium is designed as a 3 tiered seating bowl with a total capacity of 80 760 seats. In order to maximise the stadium revenue generation and ticket offer a total of 16 705 hospitality seats have been provided. These seats are distributed in two levels with direct access from the 170 hospitality suites as well as the 4 business lounges with a total area of 6 295m. Business lounges and hospitality suites can be used as a centre for conferences, banquets and weddings to extend the use the stadium facilities to non-event days.


Competition Completed in 2012


Japan National Stadium 

Tokyo, Japan

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