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ZAHA HADID – Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium

dkTV Published on Nov 7, 2013

ZAHA HADID – Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium
National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo by Zaha Hadid Architects
Area: 290,000 m², Capacity: 80,000 people
Estimated cost: US $1 billion, Estimated completion: March 2019

The National Stadium used for the 1964 Summer Olympics, located in Kasumigaoka, in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, will essentially be torn down in 2015 to make way for the new venue in time for the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Summer Olympics. It will also be the future home of the Japanese national football team. The new Tokyo National Stadium is more than a large sports facility designed to the highest design specifications and functional requirements. It is a piece of the city’s fabric, and urban connector which enhances and modulates people moving through the site from different directions and points of access. The elevated ground connections govern the flow of people through the site, effectively carving the geometric forms of the building.

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ZahaHadid Architects Published on Sep 15, 2014

Zaha Hadid Architects
This film shows some of the people and projects of Zaha Hadid Architects. It aims to convey the ideas and ambitions behind their work. Some of their academic design research, with students from AADRL and Vienna University of Applied Arts, is also featured.

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Wired UK Published on Oct 18, 2014
Will.i.am and Zaha Hadid reveal PULS designs: full WIRED2014 talk

Full story: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-10/17/william

Will.i.am and architect Zaha Hadid have collaborated on special editions of the recently announced PULS smart cuff, which they showed off on stage together at WIRED2014 in London. The PULS smart cuff — or wise band, as will.i.am jokingly refers to it — is the first wearable product released by his company, i.amPLUS. In the UK it will be sold by O2 and will be available pretty soon, if hints are to be believed. “I’m itching to say when it’s coming out,” says will.i.am, before not-so-subtly whispering, “Now-vember”, in the direction of the audience. The PULS is a “standalone communication and socialisation device” that contains a battery, speakers, SIM card and chipset. It sports a curved OLED screen and has 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. “No phone required; this is your phone,” says will.i.am, demonstrating one of the two cuffs he himself wears on his wrist.

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Zaha Hadid. Superyacht for Blohm+Voss - birdseye [archdaily.net]Zaha Hadid. Superyacht design for Blohm+Voss. Photo: archdaily.net

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NZ Masters Games, stadium or no


The New Zealand Masters Games was first held in Wanganui in 1989 and 1991. Dunedin’s first Games was in 1992 and it has been held in Wanganui and Dunedin on alternate years since. This pattern will continue until at least 2017.

### ODT Online Mon, 13 Feb 2012
No decision yet on future of headquarters
By Alistair McMurran
The Forsyth Barr Stadium was used as the headquarters of the New Zealand Masters Games for the first time this year but there is no guarantee it will be used again in two years. The stadium will be in competition with the University of Otago Union building that has been used as the headquarters in the past.
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No economic impact report has been completed since 2008 […] Dunedin City councillors and ratepayers should be satisfied with the “bang for the buck” the council gets for its involvement.

### ODT Online Mon, 13 Feb 2012
Editorial: Masters Games most welcome
There was a surfeit of energetic athletes of mostly mid to mature years in Dunedin last week. They were the 6000 competitors testing their mettle in the New Zealand Masters Games – the 11th Dunedin has hosted. Just why people from their 20s (yes, you can be a master at 20 – if you are a gymnast) to their 90s would want to enter a competitive multi-sport event is a point probably endless debated around some family dinner tables. But Dunedin should be glad they do.
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DCC media release (hoopla)

Dunedin City Council
Media Release

Original post 15 December 2009.
Reviewed 16 December 2009 9:20am.

“Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?”

This Friday’s announcement of which Rugby World Cup teams will be based in Dunedin, Queenstown and Invercargill is eagerly awaited by the southern region stakeholders of SPIN IT WIDE. Based on the region’s successful bid that has already resulted in three matches being allocated to Dunedin and two to Invercargill, there is quiet confidence that a number of international teams will be based south of the Waitaki River.

Karen Gemmell, of Lakes Leisure, is confident that quality accommodation and sporting facilities in Queenstown will serve as an excellent base for teams during the Tournament. “We understand that a number of teams have identified Queenstown as their preferred base so we are looking forward to a positive outcome from Friday’s announcement.”

Roger Clark, of Rugby Southland, says that Invercargill had been visited by the team management of Scotland and Argentina and both were impressed by the standard of training facilities and accommodation available in the city.

Scotland, England and Ireland team managements had visited Dunedin and Debra Simes of the Dunedin City Council said that along with Carisbrook the University Oval and Caledonian Ground had been presented as the key training venues, and met the exacting standards of these teams and RWC 2011.

Ms Simes says “This announcement is important for Otago and Southland because it means the SPIN IT WIDE group can continue working on regional tourism, business and community promotional strategies knowing what teams will be here for RWC 2011 and the resulting international and domestic visitor expectations.”

The SPIN IT WIDE website is now live and can be found at www.spinitwide2011.co.nz

The team base announcement is expected to be made from RWC headquarters at 9.30 am on Friday 18 December, whereupon the flags of the teams visiting the Otago region will be flown from cranes at the Forsyth Barr Stadium construction site.

Contact DCC on 477 4000.

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