AECOM has been appointed as advisor to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo Organizing Committee of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games for the development of the venues and infrastructure for the Games.
The appointment makes it the third consecutive Olympic and Paralympic Games AECOM has been involved with following the masterplan for London 2012 Games and Legacy and the competition-winning masterplan for Rio 2016.
Working with its partner consultant Arup, AECOM will advise on the design development of venues and contribute to the strategy for overall delivery of the design and construction of the venues from the preparation stage through to the legacy transformation. The scope of work also includes masterplan review, as well as advising on transportation, security, sustainability and legacy.
Michael S. Burke, AECOM President and Chief Executive Officer, commented:
Olympic Games are an important part of AECOM’s sucess in regenerating and promoting cities around the world. By harnessing our global expertise as the world’s premier fully integrated infrastructure firm, AECOM will be able to support the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee in delivering a memorable Olympic Games.
Bill Hanway, Head of Global Sports at AECOM – the firm responsible for the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games’ masterplans – added:
AECOM’s breadth of experience and passion for delivering world sporting events has seen us work with cities across the world, from bid through to legacy. We are proud of our work that delivers both a successful event while helping to position sport as a catalyst for wider urban regeneration and development. We are incredibly honoured to be part of three consecutive Games, especially the opportunity to continue this work as part of the Tokyo 2020 team and to deliver a truly amazing event.
The global multidisciplinary team will be having a series of workshops in Tokyo with the client team to ensure the successful delivery of the Games and the post-Games legacy.
This follows the appointment of design, planning and engineering consultancy, Arup, which was appointed to serve as the lead adviser of the 2020 Games.
The Japan Sport Council (JSC) also confirmed construction of the new National/Olympic Stadium is to be delayed until at least mid-December. The showpiece project will see the city’s existing National Stadium demolished to make way for a new 80,000-seat venue, which is expected to cost around US$1.6bn (€1.2bn).
JSC’s Vice President & Executive Director, Yoshihiro Kizawa, outlined Japan’s huge programme of sports venue development, for which the new National/Olympic Stadium will be the centrepiece, during last month’s Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific conference & exhibition, at which both AECOM and Arup were represented; with AECOM Principal, Design + Planning, Jonathan Rose, and Arup Principal, Mike King providing their insights.
Make sure to secure your place at next year’s Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2015 event – the ‘live’ version of PanStadia & Arena Management magazine – which will once again be hosted at the Singapore Sports Hub from September 28-30, or contact one of the team to discuss speaker, exhibitor and sponsor opportunities. NB: With over 50% of the exhibition hall already sold, stands look likely to be sold-out within a matter of months!