Florian Busch and the floating stadium: A futuristic Olympic insight
Based on a recent interview with Florian Busch, Rethink Tokyo published a sharp article on Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium.
Excerpts from the article:
Created in response to the controversy-rocked selection for a new Olympic stadium, the project is part-fantasy, part-reality: delivered in a black box containing a three-page letter, photographs, magazine spreads and models of the stadium. Presented as a gift from the future, the box is post-marked December 2020 and purports to portray a post-Olympics Japan, with the success of the stadium followed by its unexplained disappearance. The choice to present a future idea as a past existence gave Busch freedom:
“It allowed it to be both unmistakeably fictitious and extremely realistic at the same time. The absurdity provided the freedom to voice criticism and lay out the glaring mistakes and missed opportunities by suggesting what could have been.”
You can read the full article here.