Yoyogi National Gymnasium

Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan, Kenzo Tange Associates
Project year : 1964
Architect(s) :
Address : 2-chōme-1-1 Jinnan, Shibuya City, TOKYO, Japan
Latitude/Longitude : 35.6673709,139.6994034

Yoyogi National Gymnasium that sits in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo, Japan is an arena known for its suspension roof design.

The gymnasium was designed by Kenzo Tange and the construction lasted from 1961 to 1964. It was meant to house swimming and diving events in the 1964 Summer Olympics. The design acted as an inspiration for Frei Otto’s arena designs for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.

The arena has a capacity for 13,291 people, including 9,079 stand seats, 4,124 arena seats and 88 “royal box” seats). It is now mostly used for events of ice hockey and basketball.