NIKKEN SEKKEI has finished the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo, one of the settings that will have the rescheduled Olympics in 2021.

The field will at first be utilized as a sport center, before being changed over into an exhibition hall after the games. Similarly as with other settings intended for the Olympics, like the Japan national stadium, ethically sourced wood has been utilized all through the structure.

Thought of as a “wooden vessel floating in the bay”, the rooftop features timber as well as the façade, the seats, and the exteriors.

The area’s rooftop is held by a wooden casing intended to diminish the heaviness of the general structure, while the façade features acoustic and thermal insulation properties.

Despite the fact that it is situated in a huge, fully open scene along a canal, the arena was built thinking of the residential areas all around. So the whole structure was kept as low as possible.