New National Stadium (Olympics Main Stadium)

Date. 2014 to current
Location. Tokyo, Japan
Type. Sports Stadium
Size. over 220,000 sqm.
Client. Nikken Sekkei Ltd.

Architect. Zaha Hadid Architects

Owner Japan Sports Council


Composed of the stadium bowl, structural membranes, and the museum. Perimeter of the bowl structure forms an inhabitable bridge and a continuous exhibition space.
The roof is composed of an assembly of long-spanning structural ribs which are spanned by a system of lightweight, translucent membranes.

Design Scope of Work

  • BIM Needs Analysis Workshop
  • BIM Requirements Assessment Workshop
  • BIM Project Execution Plan
  • Building Envelope Rationalization & Automation

Design Value Delivered

  • Clarified definition of the goals, aspirations and needs of each party and/or the project itself with regards to the BIM.
  • Developed understanding of the technical and procedural requirements of the BIM system and ensured that it contained all the features that allow it to meet the needs of the project
  • Provided Architect with a means to obtain a highly functional Design-BIM within 3 months, a firm control of the BIM process which facilitated a tighter control over the design process.
  • In-depth assessment of panel layout strategies. Cost and constructability optimisation of envelope. Accelerated output of envelope reference drawings.