Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium

Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium is located in the outer gardens of Meiji Shrine. Befitting of its park-like surroundings, it is designed to include a variety of exterior spaces, and a diversity of architectural expressions. Each building (main arena, sub-arena, and indoor pool) maintains its integrity as a large volume, while simultaneously establishing inviting humane exterior spaces for the public. Together, these elements constitute an expression of 'collective form.' As one's viewpoint shifts, the overlapping of these volumes creates unexpected silhouettes.

Location: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Completion Date: 1990
Building Type: Gymnasium
Structural System: Reinforced Concrete, Steel Reinforced Concrete, Steel Frame
Number of Floors: 2 Basement Levels + 3 Stories
Site Area: 45,800m²
Building Area: 24,100m²
Total Floor Area: 43,971m²
Structural Engineer: Kimura Structural Engineers
Mechanical / Electrical Engineer: Sogo Consultants
■ Publication
Fumihiko Maki(PHAIDON)
Nikkei Architecture:1990.8.13, 1990.5.28
Shinkenchiku:1990.6, 1989.1
Kenchiku Bunka:1990.6
■ Awards / Competition
Building Contractors Society Prize(1991)
Public Building Award - Excellent Award(1994)
First Prize, invited proposal (1984)