Architectural Emblem (02:05)
Architect Kenzo Tange built two gymnasiums in Tokyo for the 1964 Olympic Games.
Kenzo Tange (02:13)
Learn a brief history abput the architect and the Yoyogo Olympic Gymnasium site.
Gymnasium Show Space (01:55)
The gymnasium required large amounts of open space and seating for spectators.
Inside the Gymnasium (02:56)
Tange used the idea of a suspension bridge to achieve the massive open spaces in the gymnasium.
Gymnasium Materials (01:45)
The main building materials are metal and concrete. The building reflects the look of waves and sails.
Basketball Arena (02:15)
View the features of the smaller basketball arena.
Gymnasium Entrances (02:10)
View several ways that the public can access the buildings.
Underground Gallery (01:09)
The gallery links the main gymnasium and the basketball arena, and houses the offices, restaurant, and training pool.
Roof Design (02:03)
See the wooden slates and cable on the underside of the roof.
Gymnasium Aesthetics (03:59)
From the promenade, the buildings look like a ship and a flying saucer. Hear Tange's psychological reasoning for making these choices.
Gymnasium Post Olympics (02:22)
The main gymnasium is used for major concerts and national aerobics meetings. The small gym remains a basketball arena and doubles as a fashion stage.
Credits: The Yoyogo Olympic Gymnasium: Architectures—Achievements in Modern Architecture (00:40)
Credits: The Yoyogo Olympic Gymnasium: Architectures—Achievements in Modern Architecture
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