Japan Wood Olympic Stadium Roof

A new plan has been selected in Japan for the new National Stadium, to be built for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, according to Japan Lumber Reports Friday.

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The theme of the new stadium will be ‘wood and green’, with the roof made of a hybrid steel and wood structure.

The wood will be laminated lumber produced from domestic Japanese cedar.

A total of 1,800 cubic metres of laminated lumber will be procured, while more of the necessary wood will be inherited from the London Olympics.

The plan includes traditional Japanese design. Wood materials used will be medium size laminated lumber, 120 x 450 mm and less than 6 m length, manufactured at any domestic lumber plant.

The use of such a large amount of wood is hoped to trigger building of more wooden structures and increase common use of certified wood in Japan, says the Reports.