Tokyo Olympic Stadium Architect Denies Plagiarizing Zaha Hadid

  • Hadid's design was dropped after cost estimates ballooned
  • Kuma is working with two firms who collaborated with Hadid

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma during a press conference in Tokyo on Friday.

Photographer: Toru Yamanaka/AFP via Getty Images

The architect of Tokyo’s new stadium for the 2020 Olympics said his design had nothing in common with a previous plan drawn up by Pritzker-winner Zaha Hadid, denying her allegations that they had “remarkable similarities.”

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