Yoyogi National Gymnasium


Built for 1964 Tokyo Olympics, the Yoyogi National Gymnasium was designed by architect Kenzo Tange. The main gymnasium held swimming and diving events, while the smaller hosted basketball. It will be again used at the coming 2020 Olympics.

At the time of it’s construction it had the largest suspended roof span in the world, creating it’s signature curved profile. Tange combined western modernism with traditional Japanese architecture to achieve a strong and expressive aesthetic which still feels relevant half a century on.