Silk Leaf Stadium

Project Description

Like a modern acropolis, our concept for the new National Stadium of Japan places the arena on a plinth as a sign in the center of the city.

A large plaza is created by the plinth forming the main public entryway. The seating tribunes are conceived as landscape elements of the podium, and are covered by a light, shell-like roof touching the ground at only four points. The shell is topped by a retractable photo-voltaic glass roof element that separates into two visible wing-shaped leaves opening the stadium to the sky.

Features: Retractable photovoltaic clad glass roof

Multifunctional Sports and Entertainment

  • 113 000 m² Site Area
  • 244 000 m² Gross Floor Area
  • 80 000 Seats
  • 70m Height




COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Wolf D. Prix & Partner ZT GmbH
Project Partner: Michael Volk, Luzie Giencke
Design Architect: Alexander Ott
Team: Crystal K.H Tang, Jan Markus Ludwig, Donna Riedel, Jan Rancke, David Neudecker, Sonila Kadillari


Structural Engineering: B + G  Ingenieure: Bollinger • Grohmann • Schneider  ZTGmbH
Cost Consultant: emproc GmbH
Energy Consultant: Bernhard Sommer


Built Unbuilt

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