Kengo Kuma and Toyo Ito unveil rival designs for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Stadium
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The two new stadium designs appear to be much smaller and less expensive than Zaha Hadid’s original stadium design. Her futuristic proposal, which had won the competition in 2012, was scrapped earlier this year due to escalating costs and public outcry. Both Ito and Kuma were among critics who petitioned against Hadid’s design in 2013, claiming it was too large and incongruous with the surrounding environment. In comparison, the two new proposals clock in at under the ¥155 billion budget and...