STOP DEMOLITION OF AND INSTEAD RE-USE OLD STADIUM FOR TOKYO OLYMPICS 2020.
  • Petitioning the Hon. Mr. Hakubun Shimomura

This petition will be delivered to:

Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
the Hon. Mr. Hakubun Shimomura
President, Japan Sport Council
the Hon. Mr. Ichiro Kono
Governor of Tokyo
the Hon. Mr. Yoichi Masuzoe

STOP DEMOLITION OF AND INSTEAD RE-USE OLD STADIUM FOR TOKYO OLYMPICS 2020.

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      suzuki edward

      Minato-ku, Japan

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SAVE THE TREES AND THE SKIES OVER MEIJI SHRINE OUTER GARDENS

URGENT PETITION TO STOP DEMOLITION OF AND INSTEAD RE-USE OLD STADIUM FOR TOKYO OLYMPICS 2020.

We the undersigned seek the Japanese Government to abandon construction of Zaha Hadid’s proposal for the new Olympic Stadium and instead remodel the existing stadium to meet the 2020 Games’ requirements for the following reasons:

 The proposed new stadium is overwhelmingly large for the context (70 meters high). While we are not opposed to Zaha Hadid’s design, we are opposed to the “program” under which it was designed.

  • It will desecrate the “sacred grounds” of Meiji Shrine Outer Gardens, where it is planned, by its sheer size and anticipated use by the multitude.

  • It will eliminate much of the green for which the Outer Gardens had been famous and loved.

  • It is not ecologically sustainable as the IOC requires it to be.

  • It will destroy the beautiful silhouette of Kaigakan (art museum) in the Outer Gardens by soaring above it in the background.

  • Initial cost is too high---approximately $1.7 billion (originally $3 billion, now twice that of London Olympics stadium, three times that of Beijing’s) for a stadium that would be used for only 17 days for the Olympics and about a month including the Paralympics.

  • Maintenance cost is too high: estimated at $35-43 million/year to be paid mostly by taxes.

  • There are hardly any venues for an 80,000 spectator stadium after the Olympics: over 300 days/year estimated to be unused.

  • 80,000 spectator stadium is not an IOC requirement but proposed only to accommodate World Cup Rugby to be held in 2019.

  • Convertible roof too is not an IOC requirement but desired for post-Olympic events such as concerts.

  • It is feared that the planned roof would not withstand snow loads.

  • A 15-meter height restriction has been lifted to accommodate Hadid’s design. There is fear of future development to take advantage of this change in restriction to further aggravate the environment.

  • An expansion remodeling study of the present stadium at half the cost of the new stadium and in 3years (1 year for design, 2 years for construction) had been undertaken and proven possible by JSC (Japan Sport Council).

  • The planned construction would “steal” much materials, manpower, and time from the urgently needed reconstruction of the earthquake-and-tsunami-devastated Tohoku region.

  • The new stadium would relocate approximately 180 residents/families, many elderly, from their present habitat and for the second time around for many since the first Olympics in 1964.

  • The whole project is being undertaken in utmost secrecy undemocratically without any popular referendum.

Requests had been made over and over again to the respective government agencies and personnel involved for public disclosure of the project but have met hardly any results. As such, we are now resorting to outside help in order to pressure our government not only from within but also from outside of our country.

We the undersigned believe that this issue is local not only to Tokyo and Japan but also to the world at large, being a non-sustainable approach to an international event. We thereby humbly ask for your support for our cause by signing the petition below. We also would very much appreciate your helping us spread the news and gain as much support as we can. Architects and designers, please refer to your local chapters and organizations to use respective mailing directories to expand the movement exponentially.

Thank you!

Edward Suzuki, architect

Mayumi Mori, writer/editor

Ryoko Ueyama, Landscape Architect, President of Nagaoka Institute of Design

Akira Sakata, Musician

Tatsumura Jin, Film Director, Producer: Gaia Symphony Series

Shigeru Uchida, Interior Designer

Satoru Ikeuchi, Astronomer, Professor Emeritus, Nagoya University; Member, World Peace Appeal Committee of Seven

Hidenobu Jinnai, Architectural Historian; Professor, Hosei Univesity

Chizuko Ueno, Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University, Social Studies

Mitsumasa Anno, Painter, International Andersen Prize, Culture Prize

Keiko Nakamura, Head, JT Bio Research Hall

Eiko Ohya, Political Critic

Shiro Wakui, Professor, Tokyo Toshi Daigaku; President, Gifu Prefecture Shinrin Bunka Academy

Nakazawa Shinichi, Critic;Professor, Tama Bijutsu Daigaku

Takemura Shinichi, Cultural Anthropologist; Head, Earth Literacy Program

Kenji Ekuan, Chairman, GK Design Group

Akira Amano, Architect

on behalf of

Friends to Save the Trees and the Skies over Meiji Shrine Outer Gardens

May 15, 2014

 

緊急請願、旧国立競技場の解体を中止し、2020年オリンピックに再使用しよう

私たち賛同者はハディド案による新競技場の建設を取り止め、現競技場を五輪要
件を満たすたよう改修し、2020年に利用することを下記の理由から日本政府に求める。

・新競技場案は予定地に対し余りに巨大である。(高さ70m)。我々はザハ案に
反対するものではないが、このコンクールプログラムに反対する。
・その規模の大きさと予想される群集の利用により、計画地である神聖な明治神宮を穢すものとなるだろう。
・有名であり人々に愛されてきた公園の緑を大量に消滅させることだろう。
・IOCが求めているような生態学的に持続可能なものではない。
・その背景に聳え立つことで絵画館の美しいシルエットを破壊するだろう。
17日間利用されるだけのスタジアムとして高額な初期費用、約17億ドル(当初
30
億ドル、ロンドン五輪の2倍、北京五輪の3倍)
・過剰な維持管理費、年間3500万ドルから4300万ドルと見積もられ、それらは主に税金で賄われる。
・五輪後、8万人の観客を擁するスタジアムは必要なく、年間300日以上は利用さ
れないと考えられている。
8万人収容のスタジアムはIOCの条件ではないが、2019年のワールドカップラグ
ビーを開催するために提案された。
・開閉式屋根もIOCの条件ではないが、コンサートといった五輪後のイベントの
ために求められている。
・予定されている屋根は雪の荷重に耐えられないのではと懸念されている。
15mの高さ規制がハディド案に対応するため解除された。この規制変更を利用
し環境を悪化させる、さらなる開発への懸念がある。
・現スタジアムの増改築調査が行われ、新競技場の建設費の半分そして3年(設計1年、施工2年)で可能とされている。

・新競技場建設は東北地方の再建にいま必要な資材・人員そして時間を奪うもの
だ。
・新競技場は約180世帯、その多くが老人である、の移転を求めるものであり、
そのなかには1964年の五輪のときと合せ2度目の転居となる。
・プロジェクト全体が住民投票を行わず、秘密裏に非民主的に行われている。

担当機関や担当者に対しプロジェクトの情報公開を度々行っているが、思わしい
結果が得られないでいる。政府にプレッシャーをかけるため、国内のみならず国
外からの助力を求めている。

国際的なイベントへの非持続可能なアプローチ、私たちはこの問題は東京や日本
といった一部の問題ではなく、地球全体の問題だと考えている。

下記の請願書に署名し、私たちの理念の支援を幅広くお願いするものです。どうぞよろしくお願いいたします。

エドワード鈴木 建築家

森まゆみ     作家・編集者・日本ナショナルトラスト理事・元文化庁審議会委員

 

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天野 彰          建築家

安野光雅     画家・国際アンデルセン賞受賞・文化功労者

池内 了     天文学者・名古屋大学名誉教授・世界平和アピール七人委員会委員

上野千鶴子   社会学 東京大学名誉教授

上山良子     ランドスケープアーキテクト・元長岡造形大学学長

内田繁      インテリアデザイナー

栄久庵憲司    GKデザイングループ会長

大宅映子、    政治評論家

坂田 明     サックス奏者

陣内秀信     建築史家・法政大学教授

竹村真一    文化人類学者、Earth Literacy Program 代表

龍村仁      映画監督、プロデューサー:ガイアシンフォニーシリーズ

中沢新一    評論家、多摩美術大学教授

中村桂子    JT生命誌研究館館長

涌井史郎    東京都市大学教授・岐阜県立森林文化アカデミー学長

To:
the Hon. Mr. Hakubun Shimomura, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
the Hon. Mr. Ichiro Kono, President, Japan Sport Council
the Hon. Mr. Yoichi Masuzoe, Governor of Tokyo
STOP DEMOLITION OF AND INSTEAD RE-USE OLD STADIUM FOR TOKYO OLYMPICS 2020.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    2. In Tokyo, Protestors Don't Want 1964 Olympics Stadium Replaced by Zaha Hadi

      suzuki edward
      Petition Organizer

      http://archrecord.construction.com/news/2014/07/140707-In-Tokyo-Protestors-Dont-Want-1964-Olympics-Stadium-Replaced-by-Zaha-Hadids.asp#.U7rsdoaA5WQ.email

      By Naomi R. Pollock, AIA, for "Architectural Record"

      July 7, 2014On Saturday, placard-wearing protestors took to the streets of central Tokyo and peacefully encircled the 50,000-seat Kasumigaoka National Stadium designed by Mitsuo Katayama and erected for the 1964 Olympics. In preparation for hosting the games again in 2020, the vintage structure is being readied for demolition followed by replacement with a futuristic, Zaha Hadid-designed arena several times its size. But a collection of architects and lay people alike are hoping to convince the Japan Sport Council (JSC) to do otherwise.
      Protestors, including architect-activist Edward Suzuki (center), encircled the stadium carrying red balloons.
      Japan does not have a great track record when it comes to preserving historic structures. Yet the destruction of a building that has come to symbolize the country’s revival after World War II is just one reason why some are up in arms over the proposed arena. The result of an international competition, the commission was awarded to the London-based designer before Tokyo had even been selected as the host city. Perhaps the building’s bold form—it resembles an enormous bike helmet—helped sway the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Or maybe it was the stadium’s location. Tokyo lost a previous bid when officials suggested a site in Odaiba, a newly developed area with plenty of open space but situated at the edge of Tokyo Bay, apart from the city’s core.

      Reusing the old site within the Meiji Shrine Outer Gardens, a careful composition of green spaces and athletic facilities laced together with tree-lined streets, was clearly more desirable. Yet fitting the 3.1 million-square-foot structure on the existing stadium’s 1.2 million-square-foot site will require removing mature trees and existing nearby facilities. Not to mention the stadium’s 230-foot height will far exceed the precinct’s 65-foot limit. And due to the lack of open space, the giant building is likely to abut the street, resulting in a potentially unfriendly condition for pedestrians.

      Shear bulk aside, the cost of the new construction is another cause of dissatisfaction. Given the daring design, it is difficult to put an exact price tag on the building but it is estimated to run as high as $1.7 billion dollars. There is also concern that a project of this magnitude will siphon off funding, labor, and construction materials still needed to resuscitate Tohoku from the triple disasters of 2011.

      And then there is the utility and upkeep of an 80,000-seat stadium with a retractable roof—neither requirements of the IOC. After the games are over officials envision the building as the venue for rock concerts. Yet many question the need for such a large event space that will be used infrequently and burden taxpayers with its operation and maintenance costs, estimated to run at least $35 million yearly.

      Protest efforts to date have had a modicum of success as the JSC agreed to scale back the stadium by 20 percent. But detractors maintain that it is still too big. Instead, a renovation of and an addition to the 1964 stadium would be cheaper and faster. Says architect-activist Edward Suzuki, “[The IOC] clearly stipulated that host countries try to use existing facilities where possible yet they are not abiding by this.”

      In Tokyo, Protestors Don't Want 1964 Olympics Stadium Replaced by Zaha Hadid's

      Protestors gather around the National Stadium on Saturday, hoping to save it from demolition. On Saturday, placard-wearing protestors took to the streets of central Tokyo and peacefully encircled the 50,000-seat Kasumigaoka National Stadium designed by Mitsuo Katayama and erected for the 1964 Olympics.

    3. 手をつないで五重の輪をつくって、国立競技場を囲もう。

      suzuki edward
      Petition Organizer

      edward suzuki
      発信者 edward suzuki
      発信者
      内容
      7月5日15時、国立競技場隣接の明治公園に、集合する。
      順次、国立競技場外周に沿って、前後で手の届く距離を保ちながら反時計回りにデモ行進する。
      最後尾が外周に達した時点で行進を止め、その場で一斉にお互いに手を繋いで輪をつくる。
      輪が完成したら、そのまま集合場所にデモ行進しながら戻って解散する。

      スタイル
      誰でも、楽しく、のんびりと
      拡声器を使わない。党派性を超える。事故のないようにゆっくり歩く。
      せっかくだから青いものを身につけ、スマホで「デイドリームビリーバー」を鳴らして。

      http://kokuritsu.sakura.ne.jp/

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    4. Action Group to Surround the National Stadium and Raise Civic Consciousness

      suzuki edward
      Petition Organizer

      Our Purpose
      Let’s join hands next month around the old stadium to form the Olympic Logo representing the Five Regions of the World! We are opposed to razing the old Tokyo stadium before taking up a discussion about possible renovation and repurposing of the existing facility.
      What we’re going to do…
      We plan to meet at Meiji Kinnen Koen (Meiji Memorial Park) on Saturday, 5th July, at 3 P.M. Then, we’ll set off to march round the stadium leaving enough space between one marcher and the next eventually to join hands, once the first person meets the last individual in the group. (It will require 800 persons to form a single ring of the logo.) Once the first circle is complete, that
      group will return to the starting point. And the next formation will begin.
      Style and Guidelines
      This is a focused demonstration but also a non-political one. We hope the mood will be relaxed, without whistles or loudspeakers. The aim is spontaneity. Walk slowly and stay relaxed, we don’t want any domino effects in the line-up! If you can, try to wear blue, as the event will be themed on this color. Also, if you can, set your smart phone to play the tune “Daydream Believer”, which we hope will set a relaxed and optimistic mood.
      What we’re protesting…
      The proposed scheme for a new National Olympic Stadium is a very strange, if not monstrous, one. The method of selection was secretive and heavy handed, as most people have now understood. The size of the Queen Elizabeth III, the proposed scheme is vastly out of scale for this area of Tokyo. No one knows how it may be used after the 2020 Olympics are over, but in spite of that a huge amount of taxpayer funds have been set aside for the eventual completion.
      We want first of all to say “No!” to this kind of unplanned and extraordinary financial outlay. We don’t want to put on a good face and ignore what’s happening under the very noses of Tokyo citizens. What we do want is very large peaceful gathering to display our opposition. This is our society and we want the authorities to know who’s in charge. We don’t want to be bulldozed into some kind of passive acceptance of a fait accompli. Public architecture and city planning belong to the citizens, since after all it’s we who are the city and its users! Given the chance, we will be able to come up with a more reasonable and efficient use of this locale all in accommodating ample plans for the 2020 Olympics!
      So, please join us this 5th July.

      http://kokuritsu.sakura.ne.jp/

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    5. ARCHITECTS IN REVOLT OVER 'GIANT CARBON FIBRE CYCLING HELMET'

      suzuki edward
      Petition Organizer

      Richard Lloyd Parry
      Published in "The Times" at 12:01AM, June 30 2014

      A broad avenue of ginkgo trees and open-air cafes where poodles lead ladies on tottering high heels. A children’s playground, with swings and slides among the foliage, and a solemn old picture gallery with stone walls and a dome. Whatever the time of day and whatever the season, this is one of those areas where it always feels like Sunday afternoon.

      This is not Bath or Prague, or the French provinces. It is in the centre of Tokyo — and, if all goes to plan, this oasis of quiet and greenery in the world’s biggest megalopolis is soon to be transformed by the arrival of a billion pounds of steel, concrete and plastic.

      It has been compared to the imminent landing of ET’s spaceship, or a transplanted ocean liner – or, less grandiosely, to a giant carbon fibre cycling helmet. It is the new Tokyo national stadium, the centrepiece of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and the latest design by one of Britain’s most successful and celebrated architects, Zaha Hadid, the designer of the 2012 London Olympics aquatics centre – and now the object of intense opposition by a high-level coalition of her peers.

      All big building projects upset someone or other.

      However, opposition to this one is coming not from the usual jeering reactionaries, but from some of the boldest and most pioneering architects in the world.

      The campaign is led by 85-year-old Fumihiko Maki, like Dame Zaha a winner of the Pritzker Prize, the “Nobel of architecture”. Another winner, Toyo Ito, has also joined 30,000 people in signing a petition opposing the plan.

      “The scope and intensity of growing criticisms against the project,” says Mr Maki, “are unparalleled in the history of architecture in Japan.”

      There are a range of objections, among them the enormous construction cost of the stadium — 169 billion yen (£1 billion), trimmed down from an original estimate of 300 billion yen, but still twice the cost of London’s Olympic stadium, and three times that of Beijing’s.

      The Japan Sports Council says that the 4.6 billion yen annual cost of running the venue will be recouped from concerts and sporting events, although it is hard to believe that there will be many bands big enough in Japan to fill 80,000 seats.

      The biggest objection is not to the design, but to its scale, and, above all, its location. “I don’t dislike Hadid’s designs in general,” says Edward Suzuki, another Tokyo architect prominent in the campaign. “If something like this was built out in Tokyo Bay, or in Dubai, I wouldn’t say anything. But that design in that location, that quiet green area, is just not forgivable. It’s going to be the height of a 20 storey building, running for hundreds of metres like a prison wall — no windows, no glass.”

      The row is a reminder of how much has changed since Tokyo last faced such decisions.

      The 1964 Olympics was one of the most significant events in the country’s 20th century history — the moment when Japanese stopped behaving like a defeated people and began to feel like one of the great post-war success stories.

      The bullet train and the magnificent stadia, still in use, built by the late Kenzo Tange, all date from that great year.

      Half a century on, Japan is a different country. The economy, then growing unstoppably, has been stagnant for 20 years. Surging optimism has been replaced by a sense of ill-focused unease, kindled by the Fukushima and tsunami disaster and the aggressive self-assertion of Asia’s new power, China.

      Zaha Hadid’s Olympic monster may be too big and expensive and overwhelming — but the worst thing is that its confidence and assertiveness just don’t ring true any more.

    6. 手をつないで五重の輪をつくって、国立競技場を囲もう。

      suzuki edward
      Petition Organizer

      内容
      7月5日15時、国立競技場隣接の明治公園に、集合する。
      順次、国立競技場外周に沿って、前後で手の届く距離を保ちながら反時計回りにデモ行進する。
      最後尾が外周に達した時点で行進を止め、その場で一斉にお互いに手を繋いで輪をつくる。
      輪が完成したら、そのまま集合場所にデモ行進しながら戻って解散する。

      スタイル
      誰でも、楽しく、のんびりと
      拡声器を使わない。党派性を超える。事故のないようにゆっくり歩く。
      せっかくだから青いものを身につけ、スマホで「デイドリームビリーバー」を鳴らして。

      http://kokuritsu.sakura.ne.jp/

      ͂މ

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    7. Action Group to Surround the National Stadium and Raise Civic Consciousness

      suzuki edward
      Petition Organizer

      Our Purpose
      Let’s join hands next month around the old stadium to form the Olympic Logo representing the Five Regions of the World! We are opposed to razing the old Tokyo stadium before taking up a discussion about possible renovation and repurposing of the existing facility.
      What we’re going to do…
      We plan to meet at Meiji Kinnen Koen (Meiji Memorial Park) on Saturday, 5th July, at 3 P.M. Then, we’ll set off to march round the stadium leaving enough space between one marcher and the next eventually to join hands, once the first person meets the last individual in the group. (It will require 800 persons to form a single ring of the logo.) Once the first circle is complete, that
      group will return to the starting point. And the next formation will begin.
      Style and Guidelines
      This is a focused demonstration but also a non-political one. We hope the mood will be relaxed, without whistles or loudspeakers. The aim is spontaneity. Walk slowly and stay relaxed, we don’t want any domino effects in the line-up! If you can, try to wear blue, as the event will be themed on this color. Also, if you can, set your smart phone to play the tune “Daydream Believer”, which we hope will set a relaxed and optimistic mood.
      What we’re protesting…
      The proposed scheme for a new National Olympic Stadium is a very strange, if not monstrous, one. The method of selection was secretive and heavy handed, as most people have now understood. The size of the Queen Elizabeth III, the proposed scheme is vastly out of scale for this area of Tokyo. No one knows how it may be used after the 2020 Olympics are over, but in spite of that a huge amount of taxpayer funds have been set aside for the eventual completion.
      We want first of all to say “No!” to this kind of unplanned and extraordinary financial outlay. We don’t want to put on a good face and ignore what’s happening under the very noses of Tokyo citizens. What we do want is very large peaceful gathering to display our opposition. This is our society and we want the authorities to know who’s in charge. We don’t want to be bulldozed into some kind of passive acceptance of a fait accompli. Public architecture and city planning belong to the citizens, since after all it’s we who are the city and its users! Given the chance, we will be able to come up with a more reasonable and efficient use of this locale all in accommodating ample plans for the 2020 Olympics!
      So, please join us this 5th July.

      http://kokuritsu.sakura.ne.jp/

    8. Reached 2,000 signatures
    9. CAMPAIGN MAKES NEWS HEADLINE OF "THE JAPAN TIMES" キャンペイン・ニュースが「ジャパン・タイムズ」に!

      suzuki edward
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to Reuters, our campaign made the headlines of "The Japan Times," June 2, 2014 edition. Time is running out before the planned demolition of the present stadium in July. Please help spread the campaign! Edward Suzuki will appear on a radio program on J-Wave, Jam the World, June 3, 20:00-21:50. Please tune in!
      ロイターズのお陰で私どものキャンペーンは2014・6・2の「ジャパン・タイムズ」の表紙を飾りました!7月に予定されている解体まで時間がありません。キャンペーンを広げるご協力をお願いします!
      鈴木エドワードが6・3、20:00-21:50、J-Wave, Jam the World に出演します。

    10. Reached 1,500 signatures
    11. 神宮外苑国立競技場の改修が半額、そして3年で可能!

      suzuki edward
      Petition Organizer

      新国立競技場国際コンペ前の(株)久米設計の改修案スタディーではザハ・ハディドのデザイン案の半額で、しかも3年(1年設計、2年施工)で可能ということが明らかでした。すなわち今からでも改修案は2019のワールド・カップ・ラグビーに充分間に合うのです!
      嘆願書は情報的にアップデートされ、最後に日本語の翻訳も付きました。
      現在600人以上の署名を頂き、まだまだ増え続けています!特に海外からの応援が殺到しています。
      あまり時間がありません。どうぞ早く広めこの運動を助けて下さい!お願いします!
      皆様のサポートに感謝します!

    12. REMODELLING OF PRESENT STADIUM POSSIBLE AT HALF THE COST AND IN 3 YEARS!

      suzuki edward
      Petition Organizer

      Kume Sekkei, a major architectural design office in Japan, had done a study (prior to the international design competition for the new stadium) to remodel the present stadium, and the result was that it could be done at half the cost of the new one and in 3 years (1 for design, 2 for construction), making it totally feasible to meet the 2019 deadline for the World Cup Rugby.
      The petition has been updated information-wise, and there now is a Japanese translation at the end. We now have over 600 signatures and more coming! We are gaining momentum especially internationally. Please help spread more and quickly as time is running out!
      Thank you for your support!

    13. Reached 500 signatures
    14. THANK YOU FOR SIGNING THE PETITION! 賛同に感謝します!

      suzuki edward
      Petition Organizer

      This petition is gaining momentum. Please help share for more!
      この嘆願書は勢いがついて来ました。もっと集まるようシェアをお願いします。

    15. Reached 100 signatures

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      • about 1 month ago

      もっと縮小して自然と共生している建築物を発表し、未来あるオリンピックを開催するべきだと思います。

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    • Prasert Wiwatyukhan SAN RAMON, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      As an architect, I truly believe in building sustainably and responsibly in health, welfare, and safety of others. I solely believe that we can achieve magnificent and powerful design without compromising a lot of resources.

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      • about 1 month ago

      限られた資金を有効に活用しをね!皆のお資金であるから、後の方たちの為にも納得できることに役立てたいですね! 又 もう少し 日本事態に活気がほしいと思います。3,11以来 日本は活気が消えた気がしました今回の五輪で、もっと素敵な 明るい日本に成ってほしい。未来に続く平和な日本で居て欲しいです。いたわりあう事は、相手を尊重すること? 難しいかもでも 愛は永遠だからね!出来ると思うわ!素敵な日本にかんぱいですね!

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      • about 1 month ago

      なぜザハ・ハディド氏なのかわからない。もっと日本的なデザインでいいのでわ?

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    • Charles Philip Mountain BARCELONA, SPAIN
      • 2 months ago

      Por preservacion de naturaleza, cultura y experiencia sensorial

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