Oct 05, 2017 | By WGSN Insider
Oct 15, 2009
Despite the fact Tokyo didn’t win the 2016 Summer Olympic bid, its initial proposal efforts included a handful of eco-stadiums, that were…well, really bad-ass. Think grass rooftops and its energy source completely pulled from solar power. (Just like Taiwan’s stadium used in the 2009 World Games.) On the flipside, in Sochi, Russia where the 2014 Winter Games will be held, preparations are already in the works to break ground on its stadiums. Populous, the design firm who has been contracted by the Olympic committee, unveiled images of what main stadium will look like. With a capacity of 40,000 this stadium is equally amazing due to its façade, which has a translucent hive effect, an evolution of the Bejing Bubble Building. Vancouver on the other hand, host of the 2010 Winter games, got no love in the architectural bliss department, sorry Canucks maybe next time!
Rendering of Tokyo’s solar powered stadium
Taiwan’s own solar-powered stadium that generated 100% of its electricity from photovoltaic technology Designed by Toyo Ito for the 2009 World Games
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