Section 6

Integration of the Five Keywords

“Integration of the Five Keywords” introduces Yoyogi National Gymnasium, acclaimed as Tange’s magnum opus. The gymnasium was constructed to host the swimming and basketball competitions of 1964 Olympics in Tokyo. In the Olympics and Paralympics in 2020, it will serve as the handball and wheelchair rugby venues. The section portrays how Tange’s designing mastery described in the previous sections culminated in Yoyogi National Gymnasium, which remain fully integrated and functional in today’s society.

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    Yoyogi National Gymnasium

    Yoyogi National Gymnasium | 1964 | Photo taken by Ishimoto Yasuhiro, Courtesy of the Museum of Art, Kochi Ⓒ Kochi Prefecture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center

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    Yoyogi National Gymnasium

    Tange gazing the model of Yoyogi National Gymnasium | - | Private collection

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    Yoyogi National Gymnasium

    Site plan | October 15, 1962 | The Kenzō Tange Archive [Yoyogi Gymnasium]. Gift of Mrs. Takako Tange, 2011. Courtesy of the Frances Loeb Library, Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

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    Yoyogi National Gymnasium

    Yoyogi National Gymnasium | 2020 | Chiba University Toyokawa Laboratory

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