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11/16/2012 12:27 pm ET Updated Jan 16, 2013

Zaha Hadid to design New National Stadium Japan

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Zaha Hadid's winning design for the New National Stadium Japan

It's confirmed! Zaha Hadid has been selected to design the New National Stadium Japan in Tokyo. Her winning proposal has beat out ten other international teams including SANAA, Populous, UNstudio and Toyo Ito (see the full listing of the shortlisted projects here).

The competition invited international architects for their proposals to rebuild the 'Kasumigaoka National Stadium', which hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics.
The stadium is scheduled for completion in 2018 so that it will be ready in time to host the 2019 Rugby World Cup, and if Japan is selected to host the 2020 games, it will function as the primary site for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. In addition, the new 80,000-seat national stadium will also be offered as a venue for the FIFA World Cup, the IAAF World Championships in athletics as well as host a wide range of cultural and artistic events.

The expected cost of the landmark project is estimated to be around 130 billion yen (1.62 billion USD).

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Rendering of the stadium interior

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The venue will have the capacity to accommodation 80,000 spectators

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Beyond sports events, the stadium is set to host a range of cultural and artistic events

See more images in the original designboom article here.

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