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Alien Athletic Architecture

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium Has a Glass Roof and Seats 80,000

— September 11, 2013 — Lifestyle
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium has been given the green light now that Japan has officially won the games. The new stadium is set to be built by Zaha Hadid Architects and is quite an impressive sight. It will function as the country's new national stadium and will be able to seat 80,000 people and will come with a retractable roof.

What makes the Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium so amazing is its unique roof. Retractable roofs are nothing new, but the roof of this stadium appears to have glass sections that allow natural light to filter in. This means that those watching the competitions can still enjoy the sun without having to worry about sweating to death. The stadium is one of many construction projects set to be undertaken for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympic Games.
Trend Themes
1. Transparent Sports Facilities - Architects can incorporate clear and translucent materials in stadiums to enhance the spectator experience and provide natural light.
2. Retractable Glass Roofing - Stadiums can incorporate retractable glass roofing for climate control and ventilation, while providing natural light and connection to the outdoors.
3. Sporting Events with Sustainable Architecture - Constructing sports venues with sustainable and innovative designs can positively contribute to the environment and reduce carbon footprint.
Industry Implications
1. Sporting Events Industry - Adopting innovative and sustainable architecture in sports venues can enhance the spectator experience and positively impact the environment.
2. Architecture and Construction Industry - Designing and constructing sporting event facilities with innovative materials and technologies provide opportunities and challenges for design and construction professionals.
3. Glass Manufacturing Industry - Manufacturing and producing clear and translucent glass materials provides an opportunity for companies to meet the demand for innovative and sustainable sports facility designs.
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