1896. Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan


Dear Udo,

"The biggest problem, with respect to the interior space, 
was guaranteeing that it not take on inhuman proportions 
when empty or filled with just a few people.We wanted to 
create and maintain a unified environment where athletes 
and spectators share growing mutual emotion.

A single space—not closed and oppressive but free and 
open—a space in which the fifteen thousand spectators 
can also move and flow ‘gently’ in functional and 
psychological terms." (Kenzo Tange)

Best regards,