On his visit to Japan, photographer Trieu Chien has taken images of Kenzo Tange’s buildings, one of which is Yoyogi National Gymnasium, a famous work of the architect at Yoyogi park, Tokyo. It’s known for the particular roof.
“Through my research, I found out that the gymnasium was designed by Kenzo Tange, built from 1961 to 1964 to host swimming and diving competitions in the 1964 Summer Olympics. A nearby minor building was also used for basketball matches during the mentioned event. 2020 Summer Oympics will see this gymnasium as the hosting place for handball players to compete.” said Trieu Chien. “The inspiration for the building came from the design of 1972 Summer Olympics Stadium by architect Frei Otto.”
Yoyogi National Gymnasium can afford 13.291 spectators, it has 9079 seats, 4124 standing platforms and 88 seats named “royal box” that now used mainly for ice hockey, Futsal and basketball competitions.