Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki and a group of others including Toyo Ito, Sou Fujimoto, Kengo Kuma and Riken Yamamoto have joined together to officially oppose the design of Zaha Hadid’s 2020 Olympic Stadium.
They are protesting the size of the proposed 80,000-seat stadium as they feel it takes away from the surrounding area, which includes Kenzo Tange’s iconic 1964 Olympic stadium.
“I hope that this protest is successful in shrinking the design to fit the context,” Sou Fujimoto told the Architect’s Journal. “I’m not fighting Zaha. The competition for the stadium was very rigorous and we can’t overturn everything. But the design could be better.”