Yoyogi National Gymnasium

Posted by Alfredo J. Martiz J. (Panama City, Panama) on 27 June 2008 in Architecture.

Yoyogi National Gymnasium is an arena in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo, Japan which is famous for its suspension roof design. It was designed by Kenzo Tange and built between 1961 and 1964 to house swimming and diving events in the 1964 Summer Olympics. The design inspired Frei Otto's arena designs for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.


Architect: Kenzo Tange
Site area: 34,204 m²
Floor area: 910,000 m²
Floors: 2 above ground, 2 underground (Main building), 1 underground, 2 above ground (Annexe)
Max Height: 40.37m (Main building), 42.29m (Annexe)
Structure: RC, S, Suspended High Tension Cable
Completed in 1964

Reference: Kenzo Tange Associates, Wikipedia


Yoyogi. June 26th, 2008

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