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Sapporo Dome – Hokkaido, Japan

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Building: Sapporo Dome
Location: Hokkaido, Japan
Completed: 2001
Architect: Hiroshi Hara
Structural Engineers: Osamu Hosozawa, Yoshio Tanno, Mutsuro Sasaki
Co-Contractors: Taisei Corporation, Takenaka Corporation, Bovis Lend Lease
Capacity: 41,000

AE Interests: first retractable pitch in the world, steel-shell structure, multi-sport facility (soccer and baseball)

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Written by Chase Russell

November 11, 2019 at 12:39 pm

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IZU Velodrome – Shizuoka, Japan

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Building: IZU Velodrome
Location: Shizuoka, Japan
Completed: 2011
Architect: Gensler Architects
Capacity: 1,800; 4,300 with temporary seating

AE Interests: drum-shaped design, first 250-meter indoor cycle track built in Japan, wooden cycle track

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Written by Chase Russell

November 11, 2019 at 12:39 pm

Posted in Built

Ariake Gymnastics Centre – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Ariake Gymnastics Centre
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Completed: 2019
Head Architect: Hidemichi Takahashi
Architect: Nikken Sekkei Ltd. and Shimizu Corp.
Capacity: 12,000

AE Interests: bowl-shaped design, slanted walls resembling Engawa verandas in traditional Japanese homes, 394 x 295 ft arched wood roof, wooden poles extending from the cantilever of the roof to the ground plaza, uses timber from all throughout Japan

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Written by Chase Russell

November 11, 2019 at 12:38 pm

Posted in Built