A wood-based gymnastics venue has been unveiled for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Costing $188million, the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in central Tokyo is one of a number of custom-built venues to be used for the games.
By using wood from around Japan, the design is intended to emulate more traditional Japanese architecture, according to bimstore.
“We’re using a lot of wood,” said the venue’s general manager, Koichi Fukui.
“We can smell wood and feel the warmth of wood.”
Plans are in place for the venue to become a conference building once the games are over. The used wood is also intended to be re-used as benches in the conference centre as well as in other social projects such as schools.