dorell ghotmeh tane: kofun new national stadium japan competition proposal
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nov 27, 2012
dorell ghotmeh tane: kofun new national stadium japan competition proposal


‘kofun stadium’ by dorell ghotmeh tane, tokyo, japan
image © dorell ghotmeh tane

 

 

shortlisted for the 2012 japan national stadium international competition, paris-based dorell ghotmeh tane‘s ‘kofun stadium’ proposal takes the
concept of the green roof to its most extreme definition. considering the venue’s large scale, intervention and particular location in the middle of tokyo,
the design set out to create an earthen monument that would be hollistically integrated into the site, rather than a technologically foreign
vessel that could be located on any arbitrary site. with the ability to be used year round with a retractable roof, the stadium consolidates all athletic
and entertainment events into just one complete construct.

 

the canopy, referencing the century-old meijijingu-gaien forest, is made up of re-purposed structural members of the original sports complex,
and serves several intrinsic functions to the project. apart from creating a natural landscape, a place of refuge in the center of the sprawling concrete city,
it offers unique views and vantage points but also uses the properties of the mass to insulate the large interior space. rainwater is collected and recycled
as a mist to feed the vegetation.

 

see the complete list of the eleven shortlisted projects here, and zaha hadid’s winning proposal here.

 

 


walkway to the rooftop garden
image © dorell ghotmeh tane

 

 


view towards the city from the rooftop
image © dorell ghotmeh tane

 

 


playing field
image © dorell ghotmeh tane

 

 


image © dorell ghotmeh tane

 

 


image © dorell ghotmeh tane

 

 


section
image © dorell ghotmeh tane

 

 


section
image © dorell ghotmeh tane

 

 


elevation
image © dorell ghotmeh tane

 

 


elevation
image © dorell ghotmeh tane

 

 


sustainability: heat transfer and water collection
image © dorell ghotmeh tane

 

 


sustainability: roof vegetation features
image © dorell ghotmeh tane

 

 


exploded axonometric
image © dorell ghotmeh tane

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